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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 M. A. Alwar

Ūḍhaḥ refers to the person who is unmarried (particularly in the smṛtis).


Ūḍhaḥ can be used in all the three genders.


It is derived as “Udyate sma” with the kta affix.



'Rama was seen married and hence lakṣmaṇa was approached by śūrpanakhā.[1] The expression “Bhāryoḍha” refers to “ooḍhabhāryaḥ”, one who is married.


Mallinātha notes that it has been Paranipāta on the force of “vāhitāgnyādiṣu”.


  1. Bhaṭṭi Kāvya, iv. 15.
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu