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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

Harita was one of the pupils out of six of sage Atreya. He also has written Samhitā which is not available.

Different Harita in History[edit]

Sage Jabali had one student named Harita who was the author of Dharma and Smṛti books. If this Harita is the fellow student Agnivesa is not certain. There is reference about another Harita which one can know from the quotes of Vāgbhatta, hence he is from a later period.


Harita, the pupil of Atreya, is quoted in many famous medical works. He is frequently referred to as old Harita. He was a reputed authority acknowledged widely.


  • The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India