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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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. superior or eminent charioteer; chief/ head charioteer
  2. the husband of Rādhā, a friend of Dhŗtarāşţra, and the foster father of Karņa, who along with his wife rescued and brought him up after finding him in a floating casket in the river while bathing, after Kunti had abandoned the newborn Karņa, to avoid the shame and stigma of pre-marital conception (M. Bh.).

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