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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 yāmalas are a group of tāntrik literature. They represent the secret dialogues between a deity and his spouse.[1] Out of the eight yāmalas, the Rudrayāmala is the third. The printed texts contain 66 chapters and 6000 verses, mostly in the anuṣṭubh metre, though the references to this work in treatises like the Dhanadāpura- ścarana-vidhi, put the number at 1,25,000 verses.

This work praises the Atharvaveda profusely. Apart from dealing with the mysterious Kuṇḍalinī and the yogic practices connected with it, quite a few elements of the vāmācāra schools like the pañcamakāras also find a prominent place. In this work the guru’s place is supreme.


  1. mala means pair.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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