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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. forest of punishment; forest of the punisher
  2. a vast woody and hilly region, named after Danḍaka the son of King Ikşvāku, covering the central-eastern part of India, and including the modern states of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, which was home to many ancient tribes in ancient times. It was here that Rāma along with his wife and brother spent 13 out of the 14 years of their exile, and which was the seat of the events that became the turning point in the narrative of the Rāmāyana.

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