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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By M. A. Alwar

Aṃśuḥ as per Medinīkośa[edit]

Aṃśuḥ denotes light according to the Medinīkośa.

Aṃśuḥ as per Dharaṇīkośa[edit]

The Dharaṇīkośa expounds it as ‘the street of courtesans’.

Aṃśuḥ as per Hemacandra[edit]

Hemacandra says that the meaning of aṃśuḥ is ‘the small parts of thread or etc.’.

Aṃśuḥ as per Viśvaprakāśakośa[edit]

The Viśvaprakāśakośa defines it as ‘a small part or the sun’.

General Meaning of Aṃśuḥ[edit]

The other meanings of this word are:

  1. A particular sage
  2. A part of a creeper plant
  3. A part of the plant called ‘Somalatā’
  4. A part of anything


  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu