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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.

Nāgoji Bhaṭṭa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Nāgoji Bhaṭṭa was also called Nāgeśa Bhaṭṭa. He lived in the early part of the 18th century. He was the son of Śiva Bhaṭṭa and Satī. The famous Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita[1] was his grandfather.

Nāgoji Bhaṭṭa was a brāhmaṇa from Maharashtra who lived mostly at Śṛṅgaverapura near Allahabad as a protege of a chieftain, Rāma of the Bisena family. His great erudition has been reflected in his various writings, profuse in quantity and excellent in quality. Apart from grammar and poetics he was also an expert in the field of dharmaśāstras. Some of his works are:

  • Several treatises ending with the word ‘Induśekhara’ such as Ācārenduśekhara, Tirthenduśekhara, Prāyaścittenduśekhara and others on the dharmaśāstra subjects
  • Commentaries on the Kuvalayānanda, Rasagañgādhara and other treatises on poetics
  • Paribhāsenduśekhara on grammar
  • Many other books


  1. He was an author of the monumental work on Sanskrit grammar, the Siddhānta Kaumudi.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore