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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.

Jagannātha Paṇḍita

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Jagannātha Paṇḍita lived in CE 1590-1670 and was the author of a well-known work on Sanskrit poetic the 'Rasagañgādhara'. Unfortunately the Rasagañgādhara is an incomplete work.

He was the son of Perubhaṭṭa and Lakṣmī. He belonged to Andhra Pradesh but spent most of his life in North India. He was the court pundit of Jehāṅgīr and Śāhjehān. Śāhjehān entitled him the honorable designation as ‘Paṇḍitarāja’.[1]

Some of his well-known works include:

  • Viṣṇulaharī
  • Gañgālaharī
  • Sudhālaharl
  • Amrtalahari
  • Laksmilahari


  1. Paṇḍitarāja is known as ‘the king of scholars’.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore