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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.

Ardhanārīśvara

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. the Divine or Godhead who is half-female
  2. the anthromorphic form where the right half is male and the left half is female, representing a form of Śiva where he is conjoined with Śakti as his left half, signifying the essential unity of male and female principles and of polar opposites that are in fact complimentary for existence to be possible, and also signifying that every female is nature’s primal expression and complete manifestation while every male is an evolute of the female and half-female.