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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

Nādānusandhāna literally means ‘meditation on the sound’.

This is one of the methods described by the works on Haṭhayoga for the laya or dissolution of the mind. Sitting in the muktāsana[1] and practicing the śāmbhavīmudrā[2] the yogi should hear the nāda or sound produced by saiyama.[3][4] on the suṣumnā. This nādānusandhāna has four stages which have to be learnt from competent teachers of Haṭhayoga. It leads to complete control over the mind and the senses.


  1. Muktāsana means a posture similar to siddhāsana, good for meditation.
  2. Śāmbhavīmudrā means an intent gazing at a minute object until tears flow.
  3. Saiyama means perfect concentration.
  4. Yogasutras 3.4
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore