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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.

Philosophy of Indian Art and Texts

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Indian Art is the visual art produced on the Indian subcontinent from about the 3rd millennium BC to modern times. Indian art can be classified into specific periods each reflecting particular religious, political and cultural developments. Ancient period (3500 BCE-1200 CE) Islamic ascendancy (1192-1757) Colonial period (1757–1947) Independence and the postcolonial period (Post-1947)

Jewelry - different regions make different variety of jewelry Bronze Sculptures - Traditionally made for temples, not bronze sculptures are available for sale for anyone Temple carvings - started with cave carving to now temples and individual statues Other arts - Folk and tribal art in India takes on different manifestations through varied medium such as pottery, painting, metalwork,dhokra art, paper-art, weaving and designing of objects such as jewelry and toys.