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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. blissful, embodiment of joy.
  2. very happy, very joyful, blissful; the Supreme Divine in His/ Her aspect as Bliss embodied
  3. in Vedantic Philosophy, the innermost of the five koşas or "sheaths" that veil the Ātman or Supreme Self, which constitutes the kārana śarīra or causal body, and is associated with the state of dreamless sleep and samādhi; in Aurobindo’s Integral Philosophy, the highest, purest and most subtle of the five levels, or evolutionary stages of the Inner or True Self, or the Individualized Divinity that will emerge with the actualization of the Plane of Bliss, following and overtaking the Supramental stage of evolution.

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