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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. terrible; fearsome; awesome; formidable; tremendous
  2. the second of the five Pāndava brothers who was born of Kuntī and Vāyu, and is famous for his great physique and stature; brute strength and stamina, prowess with the mace and in wrestling; fearsomeness in battle; ferocious temper and massive appetite, and for performing difficult and dangerous tasks and adventures; the arch rival of Kaurava King Duryodhana, and who was responsible for killing all the 100 Kaurava brothers in the Bharata war including Duryodhana and Duhśāsana. He was the husband of Hiŕimbā, Draupadi, Balandharā and Kālī, and the father of Ghaţotkaca, Sūtasoma, Sarvagata and Sarvaga, and the disciple of Balarāma (M. Bh.); the son of Parikşit and Suyaśā, and the brother of Janamejaya, the husband of Kumārī and father of Pratiśravas (M. Bh.); a gandharva son of Kaśyapa (M. Bh.); a king of the Yadava dynasty who was the son of Sattvata and the father of Andhaka (Bhāg. Pur.); one of the 11 Rudras, (Śiva. Pur.); a son of Kumbhakarņa (V. Rām.); a dānava (V. Rām.); one of the 8 forms of Śiva (Ś. Pur.); another name for Śiva. (fem: bhīmā) a form of Durgā.

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