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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. endowed by Brahmā
  2. endowed by the Divine
  3. a King of Kāśi who features repeatedly in the Jātaka (rebirth/ reincarnation) tales of Buddhist literature (Kathā. Sāgara/ Jātaka); a prince of the Pāñcāla Kingdom (M.Bh.); the 12th cakravartin, or a sovereign universal ruler (A. Kośa); the king of Kāmpilya from the Solar Dyansty, who was the son of Anuhā and Kŗtvī (V. Rām.) a king of Kāmpilya who was the father of Kŗşņadatta (M. Bh.); the king of Śālva and the father of Hańsa and Dimbaka (Hari. Purāņa).

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