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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Origin of Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa[edit]

Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa which has not yet been printed. It is a fairly voluminous work dealing mainly with Vaiṣṇava philosophy and it's rituals. It might have been compiled during the third century A. D. It has 105 chapters and 4000 verses.

Contents of Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa[edit]

The work mainly deals with the rites and duties of the Vaisṇavas. Other subjects are:

  1. Political administration
  2. Duties of women
  3. Few legends

Few writers of smṛti have drawn upon this work.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore