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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

The Vaiśesikasutras of Kaṇāda or Aulukya who preceded Buddha has a commentary called Praśastapādabhāsya or Padārthadharmasañgraha by Praśastapāda. This commentary is more like a long independent essay on the Vaiśesikasutras than a regular bhāṣya.

The theories discussed in this commentary are:

  • Several terms and concepts of the sutras
  • Doctrine of creation
  • Dissolution
  • Number
  • Atoms in a molecule
  • Transformation of colors by heat
  • Etc.

Praśastapāda was the earliest writer on the Vaiśesikasutras after Kaṇāda and must have lived in the 5th or the 6th centuries A. D.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore