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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.

Sahar Aziz

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Krishna Maheshwari

Prof Sahar Aziz is a Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers University with a focus on National Security, Civil Rights, Egypt, Middle East Law, and Muslim Diasporas. As per her CV, she engages in critical examinations of

  1. counter-terrorism law and policy in the U.S and the Middle East
  2. race and civil rights of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in the U.S and
  3. rule of law and authoritarianism in Egypt

As per her CV and per Google Scholar, she has published no papers or research as pertaining to Hindus, rights of Hindus, impact or relationship between Islam and Hinduism / Hindutva, India, or the Indian Government. Her South Asian work relates to Muslims in South Asia.

In 2021, she endorsed the "Dismantling Global Hindutva" conference stating that

"the current government of India [in 2021] has instituted discriminatory policies including beef bans, restrictions on religious conversion and interfaith weddings, and the introduction of religious discrimination into India’s citizenship laws. The result has been a horrifying rise in religious and caste-based violence, including hate crimes, lynchings, and rapes directed against Muslims, non-conforming Dalits, Sikhs, Christians, adivasis and other dissident Hindus. Women of these communities are especially targeted. Meanwhile, the government has used every tool of harassment and intimidation to muzzle dissent. Dozens of student activists and human rights defenders are currently languishing in jail indefinitely without due process under repressive anti-terrorism laws."