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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
(Redirected from Candi)

By Jit Majumdar

  1. wrathful; passionate; intense; wild; fearsome
  2. conqueror of Canda
  3. one of the major forms of Durgā in her warlike or martial forms and one of her well-known names; one of the tutelary tribal goddess of Bengal who was later identified with Durgā and Kālī, and by whose name one of the core texts of the Śākta tradition, the Devi Māhātyam of the Mārkandeya Purāņa, is more commonly known in Bengal, and also known as Caņdikā.