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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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. spectacular soldier
  2. a gandharva who was the son of Viśvāvasu and the husband of Sandhyāvalī and Ratnāvalī and a friend and aide of the Pāndavas, and instructed Arjuna in music and dance (M. Bh.); a son the 13th Manu Raucya; a son of Gada; a Puru prince who was the son of Parīkşita and grandson of Avīkşita (M. Bh.); a minister of Jarāsandha (M. Bh.); king of Abhisāra who fought for the Kauravas in the bhharata War (M. Bh.); brother of Suśarmā the king of Tŗgārta (M. Bh.); a son of Karņa who was killed by Nakula (M. Bh.); a brother of Karņa who was killed by Yudhamanyu (M. Bh.); a nāga who came to Arjuna’s aid during his battle with Karņa (M. Bh.); a king of the dynasty of Manu Vaivasvata (Bg. Pur.); another name for King Parīkşita (fem: citrasenā):
  3. an apsarā in the court of Kubera (M. Bh.); a mother in Skanda’s retinue (M. Bh.).

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