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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By M. A. Alwar


Iyat can be used in all the three genders.


It is derived from "idaṁ parimāṇamasya" which means 'This is its measure'. Idam is formed from the affix vat. In this v is replaced by y.


The word Iyat shows the extent of number.


It is called Eto in Hindi.

Usage in Raghu[edit]

“For all these years, he seems to have been practicing with her, the rigorous vow of ‘treading the sword’s edge’.[1]


  1. Raghu 13|67
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu