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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.

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 Jit Majumdar

  1. large; expansive; vast; great
  2. mighty; lofty; powerful
  3. a son of Suhotra and father of Ajamīdha (Hari. Purāņa); a son of the 9th Manu Dakşa Sāvarnī (Hari. Purāņa). (fem: bŗhatī)
  4. the expanse of heaven and earth (A. Kośa);
  5. speech, reservoir, strength; vastness, a Vedic metre
  6. the mother of the 6th Manu Cakşusa (Hari. Purāņa); one of the seven horses that pull the chariot of Surya.