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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. one whose body is the nature/ essence of Dharma; one with Dharma as his/her body or person
  2. the embodiment of righteousness/ morality; justice; the body of law/ justice; the body of Truth or Reality
  3. a central concept in Mahāyāna Buddhism, first expounded (probably) in the text Aşţasāhasrikā prajñapāramitā, which constitutes the unmanifested, inconceivable (acintya) aspect of a Buddha, out of which Buddhas and all other phenomena take birth, and return to after their dissolution, and which therefore is the most sublime, truest and most essential Reality and Singularity in existence. It forms the Trikāya or the “threefold reality” along with nirmānakāyā (the “created body” that manifests in time and space) and sambhogakāyā (the blissful body of mutual enjoyment).

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