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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.

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Baladeva Vidyābhuṣaṇa

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By Swami Harshananda

Among the luminaries of the Bhakti Movement that energized the masses during the middle ages, the greatest perhaps, was Srīkṛṣṇa Caitanya (A.D. 1485-1533). He was more commonly known as Caitanya Mahāprabhu. His teachings gradually got metamorphosed into a system of philosophy, now well-known as the Acintya-bhedābheda school.

Baladeva Vidyābhuṣaṇa lived in the early 18th century. He was an important writer of this school. He was born in a village near Remuna in Orissa. He was a pupil of Vairāgi Pītāmbara Dāsa. Out of the 14 works attributed to him the Govinda- bhāsya, a commentary on the Brahmasutras, is most well-known. It has a sub-commentary called Sukśma, the author of which is unknown.


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

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