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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. difficult to discipline; hard to restrain
  2. the second son of Dhŗtarāşţra and Gāndhārī after Duryodhana, who is ill-reputed for being responsible for the dastardly attempt to strip Draupadī in public, after pulling her into the Kuru court after the dice game. He was punished for this having his chest split open and his blood drunk by Bhīma in the Bharat War, which the latter had sworn to do.

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