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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Ekaliṅga literally means ‘a place where there is only one Śivaliṅga’.

Those who perform sādhanās are advised to do them in certain places so that they could get the siddhis or results, especially psychic powers, more quickly. One such place is called ‘ekaliṅga’ or ‘ekaliṅgakṣetra’. It is defined as a place where there is a Śivaliṅga and no other liṅga is found within a radius of five krośas.[1] The word may stand for Kubera, the lord of wealth, since he is said to have only one eye.[2]

Ekaliṅgajī, in Rajasthan[edit]

In the state of Rajasthan, 19 Kilometers (12 miles) from the city of Udaipur, there is a famous temple of Ekaliṅgajī. The Śivaliṅga here has four faces on the four sides. This Śivaliñga was the family deity of the rulers of the former princely State of Mewar. There is a lake called Indrasāgar nearby. Nearby temples are:

  1. Duṭeśvara
  2. Dhāreśvara
  3. Gaṇeśa
  4. Vanavāsinī
  5. Lakṣmī


  1. Five krośas means 24 kms. or 15 miles.
  2. Liṅga = indriya, organ or eye.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore