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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.

Ājñācakra

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By Krishna Maheshwari


  1. the center of command or instruction[1]
  2. in Tantra, the name of the sixth psychonergetic center of power from below, also called guru-cakra, located at the center of the forehead, between the eyebrows; associated with the pineal gland in the center of the brain., is so named because of being the center through the department that receives telepathic communication and transfer of spiritual power from the preceptor when consciousness is raised to this level during meditation practice. It is associated with the cognitive aspect of the mind (manas), the sense of individuality (ahańkāra), and the mantra Om[2]

References[edit]

  1. The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
  2. Ājñācakra by Jit Majumdar

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