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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.

Dharaņīsūta

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. son of the earth
  2. living being; a (male) human (fem: dharaņīsūtā):
  3. daughter of the earth
  4. a female human
  5. another name for Sītā, who was found by King Janaka while ploughing the field in a furrow.