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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

  1. restraining; suppression; subjugation; vanquishing; overpowering
  2. a son of Vasudeva and Rohinī and brother of Balarāma (Hv. Pur.); son of King Paurava who fought for the Pāndavas in the Bharata War (M. Bh.); brother of Damayantī and son of King Bhīma (not to be confused with the Pāndava Bhīma (M. Bh.); a hermit who blessed King Bhīma to have children (M. Bh.); a son of the ŗşi Bharadvāja (Sk. Pur.); the medicinal and culinary herbaceous plant nagdamani or sweet wormwood (Artemisia sieversiana).

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