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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

The Pāśupata sect is a prominent aspect of Śaivism. It is believed that it was started by Lakuliśa or Nakulīśa. He is assumed to be the 28th and the last human incarnation of Lord Śiva. Since he used to hold a lakula or club always, he become famous as Lakuliśa.

The village Karjaṇ near Baroda in Gujarat seems to have been the place where he lived. He had four disciples:

  1. Kuśika
  2. Mitra
  3. Garga
  4. Kauruṣya

The town Jharpatan in Gujarat has a temple dedicated to him. Since the Pāśupata sect had spread in some parts of Gujarat and South India by the 6th century CE. Lakuliśa must have lived much earlier.


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