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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 Pallavas were a dynasty of kings who ruled over the northern parts of the present Tamil Nadu. Their origin is not known. Though some scholars hazard a guess that the Pahlavas of Persia of an ancient race of 2nd century A. D. and the Pallavas are the same, there are no enough evidences for the same. Their best period was from the 6th to the 9th century A. D.

Mahendravarma[1] and Nṛsimhavarma I[2][3] were the best among them. They were great builders. The remnants of their architecture are the Rathas of Mahābalipuram[4] and also the shore temple and the Kailāśanātha temple of Kāñcīpuram.


  1. He lived in A. D. 600-630.
  2. He is also known as ‘Mahāmalla’.
  3. He lived in A. D. 630-660.
  4. It is also known as Māmallāpuram.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore