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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 Sāṅkhyadarśana or the Sāṅkhya philosophy is one of the six systems of religious philosophy. The Sāñkhyakārikā of Iśvarakṛṣṇa who lived in circa A. D. 350 to 450 is the most important and probably the earliest basic work of this system. It is in the form of verses numbering upto 71 or 73. All these verses are in the āryā meter. There are in total 10 Sanskrit commentaries on it. Among them following are more well-known:

  1. Sāñkhyakārikābhāsya by Gauḍapāda
  2. Mātharavrtti or Mātharabhāśya
  3. Jayamañgalā by Saṅkara


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

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