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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.

Rāj amārttāṇḍa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

King Bhoja of Dhāreśvara wrote several works out of which one was a vṛtti. It is a brief commentary on the Yogasutras of Patañjali (200 B. C.). This has been named Rājamārttānda or Bhojavrtti. Sometimes another book of the same name is described as a work on astrology and dharmaśāstras. It has been quoted by several later writers.


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