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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

Nigama as per Scriptures[edit]

The word ṅigama’ has been used in several senses in the scriptures. Since the highest Truth is known or understood properly[1] through the Vedas, they are known as ‘Nigama’. Even the sentences of command contained in them are also referred to as Nigama.

Nigama as per Logical Science[edit]

A definite conclusion established after countering all the objections is also called as ‘nigama’ or ‘nigamana’ in the science of logic. It is also sometimes named as ‘nigama’.

Nigama Technically[edit]

In a more technical sense, the word ‘āgama’ is used for those tāntrik works where Sadāśiva teaches Devī and the word ‘nigama’ for the works wherein the Devī teaches Sadāśiva.


  1. It is called as ‘mtarārii gacchanti anena’.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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