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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

Sātyaki was the son of Satyaka, a chieftain of the Yadu race. He was also known as Yuyudhāna. Throughout his life he was a devoted friend of Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna. No love was lost between him and Balarāma[1] who always sided with Duryodhana. He accompanied Kṛṣṇa on all his major sojourns like attending the Rājāsuya sacrifice or the final peace mission. Not only did he advocate war with the Kauravas, he also took active part in it as one of the seven commanders of the Pāṇḍava army. He perished in the internecine quarrels of the Yādavas at Prabhāsa along with others.


  1. Balarāma means Kṛṣṇa’s elder brother.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore