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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.

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Kāśyapa Samhitā

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Kāśyapa Samhitā is a dharmasutra work. It is attributed to the sage Kaśyapa. It is quoted by other writers like Baudhāyana (600-300 B. c.) and later writers. The work is not available now.

Topics in Kāśyapa Samhitā[edit]

It seems to have dealt with the usual topics of dharmaśāstras that includes:

Topics in Kaśyapasmrti[edit]

Kaśyapasmrti is a manuscript recovered few years back. It is in prose and deals with:

  • Duties of the householders
  • Expiation for polluting public places like wells, ponds and temples
  • Expiation for killing cows and other animals
  • Expiation for other sins
  • Rules concerning mourning after death
  • Purification of vessels of wood
  • Metal


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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