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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. with deeds similar to the moon’s
  2. as renowned as the moon
  3. a Buddhist scholar and philosopher of the Mādhyamaka school (600 – 650 CE) who was a disciple of Nāgārjuna and a senior monk of the Nālanda University, and the author of the texts Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and Madhyamakāvatāra; a scholar who translated the Sanskrit compilation of Caryāpadas called Caryāgītikośavṛtti by Munidatta into Tibetan.