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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.

Jaiminiya Grhyasutras

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Jaimini was the third of the four chief disciples of Vyāsa also known as Vedavyāsa. Sāmaveda was taught to him.

One of the works attributed to him is the Jaiminīya Gṛhyasūtras. It has two khaṇḍas or sections. The first has 24 kandikas[1] and the second 9. There is one commentary by Śrīnivāsa Adhvarin. The common subjects are dealt with in the gṛhyasūtras like the ṣodaśa or the sixteen sanskāras[2] are dealt with here also.


  1. Kandikas literally means prose mantras.
  2. Sanskāras means sacraments.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore