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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.

The Medical Ṛṣi Scholars

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

From the beginning of the Vedic period, there was a class of Ṛṣis who were the real exponents of Aryan culture and who devoted their lives to psychological and scientific inquiry in thinking, imagination, reasoning and generalization.

Characteristics of the Ṛṣis[edit]

These Ṛṣis were the proto-types of our modern scientific research scholars. These Ṛṣi scholars lived away from the world in quiet forest retreats and ideal places for study. They meditated on and discussed the problems of life from different point of view from that of other people. Some one has justly remarked that India was a nation of scholars in old days. The forest āśramas[1] gradually grew to be the centers of the highest learning. Though deeply absorbed in metaphysical studies, the Ṛṣi's experiences of worldly life won them high reputation as teachers for the younger generation.

Division of Society[edit]

The ancient Aryan people who inhabited this country were gradually divided into four classes:

  1. The Brāhmaṇas or the priestly class
  2. The Kśatriyas or the martial class
  3. The Vaiśyas or the agricultural and commercial class
  4. The Śudras or the serving class



  1. It means dwellings.
  • The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India