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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. having a fearsome army; leader of a formidable army
  2. the formal name of: Bhīmasena I: the son and successor of King Sattvata of the Yadu Dynasty; Bhīmasena II: the son of Parīkşita I and the brother of Janamejaya III, who succeeded the latter on the throne of Hastināpura, the husband of Kumārī the princess of Kekaya, and the father of Ugrasena III (M. Bh.); Bhīmasena III: the most well-known Bhīma, the second Pāndava (M. Bh.); Bhīmasena IV: a brother of Janamejaya the grandson of Abhimanyu and son of Parīkşita II (M. Bh.); a gāndharva; a yakşa (M. Bh.).