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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 Jit Majumdar

  1. Primordial Energy
  2. the sum total of cosmic energy, which gives birth to all forms of energy and all states of matter and which makes possible all modes of existence, and which is conceived as the Mother Goddess, who is the substratum of all manifested existence, the primal cause behind all causes and effects, the original state of energy-consciousness, the sum-total of which is constant and unchanging, but which transforms itself into all forms of energy and manifestation, action and reaction, who becomes the evolutionary drive, the life-force and instincts in all of nature and life, and with whose energy creation, preservation and annihilation are performed. (synonym: ādiśakti).