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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 Swami Harshananda


The Dharmasutras are the third aspect or branch of the Kalpasutra literature. Kalpasutra literature is the last of the six Vedāṅgas.[1]


Dharmasutras are also known as the Sāmayācārika sutras which deal mainly with ācāra, vyavahāra[2] and the varṇāśramadharmas.

Difference between the Gṛhyasutras and the Dharmasutras[edit]

Though the Gṛhyasutras and the Dharmasutras are closely connected and the topics are sometimes overlapped, the Gṛhyasutras confines itself mainly to pākayajñas and sanskāras whereas the dharmasutras mainly cover Varṇāśramadharmas.

Account of Dharmasutras[edit]

The following is a list of the Dharmasutras available now:

  1. Āpastamba Dharmasutras
  2. Baudāyana Dharmasutras
  3. Hārīta Dharmasutras
  4. Hiranyakeśi Dharmasutras
  5. Vaikhānasa Dharmasutras
  6. Viṣṇu Dharmasutras


  1. Vedāṅgas are the subsidiary sciences of the Vedas.
  2. It means code of conduct in personal and social life
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore