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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.

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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Yogeśvari literally means ‘queen of yogas’.

Yogeśvari is an aspect of the Divine Mother. She is called so since she provides the benefits of yoga to the aspirants who are practicing it sincerely.[1] Some of her described characteristics are:

  • Yoga is defined as the integrated approach of the mind and the senses towards itself, by the ātman or the Self.
  • She is also called Ādiśakti[2] who emerged out of the mouth as light of Śiva during his encounter with the demon Andhaka.
  • Sometimes she is counted as the eighth mātṛkā.
  • She is identified with Raktacāmuṇdā also.
  • Iconographical works describe her as dark in color with three eyes and a long tongue.
  • She has ten hands and rides on a crow.
  • She is worshiped in the Maharashtra region as Ambeyogai or Jogeśvarī.


  1. Devī-purāṇa, Chapter 45
  2. Ādiśakti means the Primeval Power.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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