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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.

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Namaste I am a Nyaya and Advaita Vedanta scholar working with your institution. I had a traditional training in 'Krishna Yajur Veda' from B.sri Vishnubhatla Sri Krishna Ghanapathi. Also had the opportunity to study 'Navya Nyaya' under B.sri Dr. AV Radheshyam and 'Advaita Vedanta' under B.sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal. This traditional training introduced me the method of education our forefathers had... which at times makes me understand that time, 'where the word of sastra had an influence on the governing system '.

I also had some exposure in the present day education system by attending courses held in various Universities... Advanced Diploma in Japanese language from EFLU, Hyderabad.. M.A and M.Phil from University of Madras. So this training made me aware of the present day trends in the education system.