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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 Pupils of Atreya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Caraka Samhitā states that Maharśi Ātreya had six pupils. They were:

  1. Agniveśa
  2. Bhela
  3. Harita
  4. Jatukarṇa
  5. Parāśara
  6. Kṣarapani

Maharśi Ātreya was their guru and all six students ardently followed instructions of their guru. Each student wrote a treatise on medicine. All the treatises were submitted to a committee of Ṛśis for evaluation. Agnivesa's treatise was the best among all the six disciples and hence it was authorized to be the universal text-book.


  • The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India