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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 expose the correspondence between textbooks and the colonial-racist discourse. This racist discourse 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. that which is not repeated; that which is not pronounced.
  2. a tantric discipline of controlling feeling and activity by controlling sound, and using this control to minimize the loss of prāņa. This is done entirely through the sounds of the breath and does not involve special postures or exercises, or any alteration of one's daily routine or diet; the practice of Japa (chanting), concentrating and developing awareness with the least effort; a yogic exercise based on the natural process of inhaling/ exhaling that can be mastered through intense, personal concentration and focus.

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