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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.

Kāthaka Gṛhyasutras

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Kāthaka Gṛhyasutras are part of the Kalpa or Kalpasutra literature. Kalpa literature is one of the six Vedāṅgas.[1] The Kāthaka Grhyasutras is one of the four Gṛhyasutras belonging to the Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. It is also known by other names such as:

  • Carakagrhya
  • Cārāyaniyagrhya
  • Laugāksigrhya

This work has been quoted by others like Hemādri (13th century CE). Since it has five khaṇḍas or chapters, it is also called Grhyapañcikā. Three commentaries have been discovered so far. They are:

  1. Vivarana of Ādityadarśana
  2. Paddhati of Brāhmaṇabala
  3. Bhāsya of Devapāla

The contents of this scripture is similar to those of the other gṛhyasutras like those of Apastamba or Baudhāyana.


  1. Vedāṅgas are the subsidiary literature that aids the study of the Vedas.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore