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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

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  2. in yogic philosophy, the state of mind where there is no emotional bondage or investment in the performance of one’s prescribed duties or actions, and where there is no apprehension or worry about success and /or failure, gain or loss, reward or punishment, and where a duty is performed for the sake of duty itself, with the viewing of duty as an act of sanctity and worship, and where the duty or action itself is the incentive for the performing thereof (B. Gītā).

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