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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

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  2. a gandharva chieftain who was the son of th sage Kaśyapa and a friend of the Pāndavas, specially of Arjuna (M. Bh.); a minister of Daśaratha who belonged to the Sūta Dynasty (V. Rām.); a king of the Bharata Dynasty who was the son of Gaya (Bg. Pur.); a son of King Drupada of Pāñcāla who fought for the Pāndavas in the Bharata War (M. Bh.); a King of Ańga who was the husband of Prabhābatī (M. Bh.); a Yadava chief who was the son of Uśańku and the father of Śūra (M. Bh.); the son of Vīrabāhu and the grandson of Ravana, who married Hemā the daughter of Rāma’s son Kuśa (V. Rām.); the king of the Gandharvas (A. Veda); a descendant of Ańga and the son of Dharmaratha (Hv. Pur.); a vidyādhara (A. Kośa); another name for the Pole Star and the sun.