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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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. establisher; creator; founder
  2. Brahmā, the Creator; one of the 12 Ādityas (M. Bh.); a son of Bhŗgu and Khyāti and the husband of Āyati (Vi. Pur.); (fem: dhātŗ):
  3. conceiver; mother
  4. the Divine Femine or the Great Goddess who is the primordial and supreme cosmic creatrix.