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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 Swami Harshananda

Kāmakalā as Divine Mother[edit]

Kāmakalā is a tāntrik symbol representing the Divine Mother Tripurasundarī. It can be pictured as the three bindus or dots arranged in a triangular form. The dot at the apex is said to be the face and the other two dots represents the breasts.

Kāmakalā as Three deities[edit]

When the three dots are separated, they indicate their presiding deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. These dots indicate powers:

  1. Kriyāśakti - power of action
  2. Icchāśakti - power of will
  3. Jñānaśakti - power of knowledge


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