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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.

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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

There are plenty of places of pilgrimage in the lower and upper regions of the Himālayan ranges. Rudraprayāga is one of them. It is in the Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttaranchal. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alakanandā and Mandākinī, the tributaries of Gaṅgā. It is in the middle of the route that leads to Badarīnātha and Kedāranātha. The two roads for Badarīnātha and Kedāranātha get separated from this place.

There is a nice temple of Rudranātha-Śiva here, at the place where the sage Nārada is stated to have performed severe austerities to please him. Śiva is said to have given him a thorough knowledge of the science and art of music. The place is 135 kms.[1] from the well-known pilgrim centre Hṛṣīkeśa.[2]


  1. It is approximately 84 miles.
  2. Hṛṣīkeśa is also called as Rishikesh.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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