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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. the knowledge (science) of life
  2. the science of enhancing life
  3. the ancient holistic system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent, that synthesizes a metaphysical foundation and approach with natural and physical principles, and encompasses various spheres of health science and medicine such as internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, surgery, naturopathy, psychotherapy or psychiatry, alchemy, mind-body therapy, yoga, herbal treatment, toxicology, aphrodisiacs, and sexual health (Sr. Sańhitā / C. Sańhitā).