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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.

Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Conception of Press[edit]

Lakshmi Venkateswara Steam Press existed during the period A. D. 1750 to 1900. A lot of interest had been roused among the European scholars and others to know about the ancient and medieval scriptures. One of the pioneering publishing houses that arose during this time was the Lakṣmi Venkateswara Steam Press.

Publications at Press[edit]

It was established in A. D. 1871 in Bombay (now Mumbai) with the sole aim of publishing all the extant Sanskrit and Hindi works of outstanding merits on different subjects. So far, this publishing house has printed as many as 2800 titles. Many of these have been reprinted several times. The subjects covered are:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Indian mythology
  3. Rāmāyana
  4. Mahābhārata
  5. Bhagavadgitā
  6. Classical Sanskrit literature
  7. Astrology
  8. Āyurveda
  9. Music
  10. Etc.

Present Contact Details[edit]

Its present name and address are: Shri Venkateshwar Press at Khemraj Shrikrishnadas, 91/109, Khemraj Shrikrishnadas Marg, 7th Khetwadi Back Road Corner, Mumbai 400 004, India.

It has branches at

  • Pune
  • Thane in Maharashtra
  • Varaṇasi in Uttar Pradesh


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

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