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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

Alampur is a village on the bank of the Tuñgabhadrā River in the Mahaboobnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The village is renowned for the Nava-Brahmā temples (also known as Svarga-Brahmā temples) built in the 7th century A. D. Some of them are located within the same prākāra (outer wall). All are in the vesara style, a combination of the nāgara and drāviḍa styles, though the nāgara aspect is more prominent. They appear to be the prototypes of the temples fully developed at Aihole and Bādāmi in the Karnataka State.

Alampur is sometimes called as Dakṣiṇa Kāśi.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore