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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 Swami Harshananda

Śriharṣa is one of the few important dialecticians of Advaita Vedānta. He probably lived during the middle part of the 12th century A. D. in the court of the king Jayacandra of Kanyākubja.[1] His two well known works are:

  1. Naiṣadhacarita, a great poetical work describing the story of Nala and Damayantī
  2. Khandana-khanda-khādya, a highly polemical work attacking the Nyāya school of philosophy

Nine more works like Arṇava-Varaṇa, Vijaya-praśasti and īśvarābhisandhi are also attributed to him.


  1. Kanyākubja means Kanauj.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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