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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

A unit of time or season. Ritu equals two months where each month is composed of 30 days and each day of 60 muhoortams. A year has six ritus.

In the general sense ritu is used to refer to a duration of cyclic phenomenon - ritu refers to a season. Ritu carya is seasonal routine.

Menstrual cycle of woman is also called ritu - ritu kala is the menstrual period and ritu snana marks the end of it.