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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.

Sadānanda Kāśmiraka

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Advaita Vedānta literature, due to various factors like polemical attacks against Advaita philosophy, grew to the considerable proportions, especially in the post-Śaṅkara period. One of the outstanding works of this period is the Advaita-brahmasiddhi of Sadānanda Kāśmiraka. He might have existed during the early part of the eighteenth century. This work is written in an easy and simple style. He gives an excellent summary of all the most important Vedāntic doctrines in the different schools of Advaita. He also deals with in details, the views of materialists and critics classifying them into four groups.


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