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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 M. A. Alwar

Aṃśakam literally means relative who is entitled for a share of the ancestral property.

Meaning of Aṃśakam with consonant (n)[edit]

Aṃśakam (n) ‘day’ is the meaning according to the Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.

Meaning of Aṃśakam with consonant (m)[edit]

In this word the suffix is ‘kan’ as per the rule aṃśaṃ harī |. He is also called ‘dāyāda’ according to the Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.

Meaning of Aṃśakaḥ with suffix kan[edit]

Aṃśakaḥ also means ‘a small portion’ when the suffix ‘kan’ is added to the word aṃśa. Aṃśa is the miniature of the word Aṃśakam.


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