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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.


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By Swami Harshananda

Significance of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad, though classed among the minor Upaniṣads, is fairly long. Since a greater part of the text deals with Yoga, it is included among the Yoga-Upaniṣads. It is assigned to the Śukla Yajurveda.

Sections of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad is in two sections. They are:

  1. Brāhmanabhāga - It is in prose and has nine passages. The first section deals with the process of creation from Brahman in a general way, as is found in other Upaniṣads and the Sāṅkhya system.
  2. Mantrabhāga - It has 165 verses in the anuṣṭubh meter.

Topics of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

The topics delineated in the second section may be summarized as follows:


  1. It means the fourth.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore