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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.

Time and Space

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Kala - Kala or time is defined in many ways. Kala helps us to perceive change of state in an object. Taking the time to blink the eyelid is one unit(nimisha). The following table describes the time or Kala: 18 nimesas = 1 Kastha 30 kashthas = 1 Kala 30 Kalas = 1 Kshna 12 Kshanas = 1 Muhurta 30 Muhurtas = 1 Ahoratra (1 day + 1 night) 30 Ahoratras = 1 Masa (month) 12 Masas = 1 Samvatsara (year) Kala has been considered as a Dravya, a fundamental substance of the universe, by some philosophies like that of Jainism. The Sankhyakarika(50) considers Kala as a form of Tusti(contentment), the satisfaction that comes as a result of thinking that in course of time, mukti or liberation will definitely come. Kala is also one of the names of the Yama, the god of death. Bhagavathgitaequate Kala with God himself.