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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. controller or restrainer of horses; maintainer or tamer of horses
  2. as strong as a horse
  3. the son of Droņa and Kŗpī, who was a powerful warrior and was known for his archery and magical skills, who was the last commander of the Kaurava army elected by Duryodhana at the end of the war, and who is considered to be one of the ‘immortals’, and the next ‘vyasa’ after Kŗşņa-Dvaipāyana (M. Bh.); an elephant belonging to the King of Mālava which was killed by Bhīma in the Bhārata War, to enable Yudhişţhira to lie to Droņa about the death of the latter’s son by the same name (M. Bh.).

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