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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

Aśvini-mudrā literally means ‘pose connected with the Aśvins’.

Mudrās play a very significant role in the Tāntric rituals. They are generally poses of the body or of the fingers. They are said to be endowed with mystical and magical effects.

One of the 25 mudrās mentioned in the Gheranda Samhitā[1] and other such works, is the aśvinī-mudrā. This mudrā is attained by contracting the anus and the genital organ and dilating them again. This mudrās increases the strength of the body and build up its resistance power.


  1. Gheranda Samhitā 3.77 & 78
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore