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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.

Sivadasa Sen

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sivadasa Sen was born (somewhere between 1454 - 1474 AD[1]) in the Vaidya guild to Ananta Sen in Malancika, a village in modern day Bengal. Another indication of his birthplace is from his name viz., Sen and that he was a Vaiśnava.


Sivadasa Sen's commentary on Caraka Samhita is known as Tattva-Candrika and was written in 1448 CE--however, only Sutras 1-27, are available in present times. The manuscript belongs to the Bombay Royal Asiatic Society Library.


  1. It is known Guda Bengal which was ruled by Barbaka Saha at the time of his birth and his rule was from 1454 to 1474 A. D.
  • The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India