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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. the feeling or experience of non-separation; the experience or state of one not being without the other
  2. the united, non-dual state of Śiva and Śakti when the two principles are conjoined and acquire and single non-dual entity, blending and merging into each other and experiencing oneself in each other, yet simultaneously retain their own identities as the knower and knowledge, the consciousness and the conscious, the Power and the Powerful, the Bliss and the Blissful, and the absolute Truth and also the witness of that Truth. It is the primordial phenomena of creation, or the first throb, which leads to the manifold manifestation of the universe (T. Śāstra).

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