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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.


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By Swami Harshananda

Bhujaṅgini-mudrā literally means ‘posture resembling the snake’.

Mudrās are yogic exercises described in works on Haṭhayoga, like the Gheranda Samhitā. They are said to help in controlling the involuntary muscular and nervous systems.

Bhujaṅginī-mudrā is the last of the 25 mudrās described in the Gheranda Samhitā. It performed by extending the neck a little forward and drinking the air through the mouth by opening and expanding it a little. All the disorders of the stomach, especially indigestion, are expected to be cured by this mudrā.


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

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