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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. one who gives, accepts and protects
  2. a king who donates generously, recives taxes from his subjects and in turn protects them
  3. a famous monarch of the Ikşvāku dynasty regarded as among the noblest, the son of Ańśumāna, the husband of Sudakşinā and the father of Bhagiratha and Raghu (V. Rām.).

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