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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. lighting; illuminating; inflaming
  2. lamp; flame
  3. another name for Kāma; the saffron plant (Crocus sativus); a famous rāga, which is rarely sung in modern times and is considered as having he power to set the surroundings on fire if sung perfectly.

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