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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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. daughter of Drupada
  2. the patronymic of Kŗşņā, also known as Yājñasenī (the daughter of Yājñasena, ie. Drupada), who was the daughter of Drupada, the monarch of the Pāñcālas, the sister of Dhŗşţadyumna and Śikhandī, and the queen and wife of the 5 Pāndavas, and the mother of Prativindhya, Sutasoma, Śrutakīrti, Śatānīka and Śrutasena. She is the central female character of the Mahābhārata epic, and is considered to be one of the paragons and epitomes of womanhood, femininity and female empowerment by both literati and laypeople alike upto modern times.