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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.

Dhŗtarāşţra

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. holding/ maintaining a nation or state
  2. ruler; monarch; emperor; head of state; powerful; sovereign
  3. the grand-nephew of Bhīşma, the father of Duryodhana, Duhśāşana, Duhśalā and 98 other sons known as the Kauravas, the husband of Gāndhārī, and the elder half-brother of Pāndu and Vidura, and the eldest heir to the throne of the Kuru dynasty after the early and childless death of Satyavatī’s son Vicitravīrya; who was sired by the ŗşi Kŗşņa-Dvaipāyana Vyāsa in the womb of Ambikā the elder queen of Vicitravīrya, to give a successor to the Kuru throne, but was born blind, thus causing his younger half-brother Pāndu, the son of Ambālikā, to be favoured over him as successor to the throne, and whose contested claim to the rights to the throne was inherited by his sons, particularly his eldest son Duryodhana, thus laying the foundations of the lifelong rivalry and animosity between the Kaurava and Pāndava brothers (M. Bh.); a son of the daitya king Bali (Hv. Pur.); a king of Kāśi (M. Bh.); a son of Janameñjaya, the great grandson of Arjuna. (fem: dhŗtarāşţrī):
  4. a daughter of Kaśyapa and Tāmrā and the mother of the bird-clans of Krauñcī, Bhāsī, Śyeņī and Śukī (V. Rām.).

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