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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

Romapāda is also known as Lomapāda. He was a king of Candravanśa or lunar dynasty. He was a good friend of Daśaratha, the king of Ayodhyā. He is said to have adopted Sāntā, the daughter of Daśaratha as his daughter and later married her to the sage Rṣyaśṛṅga.

Once there was a terrible famine in his kingdom. He then managed to bring the sage to his capital. As soon as the sage entered his kingdom there was heavy rain.[1][2]


  1. Rāmāyana 1.9.11
  2. Bhāgavata 9.23
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore