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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.

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Warrior and Monarch saints

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
Name Ethnicity Dynasty Status Era Sect Caste Compositions Other significance
Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar (also Aiyadigal Perumaanaar) Tamil Pallava Dynasty King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayānar saints.
Ajamedha Vedic
Aristasena Vedic
Ayu Vedic
Balarama Yadava Dynasty Warrior Vedic Vaiṣnava Yadava
Beni Hindi King Vaiṣnava (Ramanandi)
Bhoja Hindi Paramara Dynasty King Śaiva
Bir Kuar Hindi Prince Ahir
Cheraman Perumal Kazharirtrarivaar (also Kootruva Nayanar) Tamil Chera King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Datta Vedic
Gogaji (also Jahar Veer Gogga) Hindi Bagad Dedga King Śaiva Kṣatriya (Chauhan Rajput) He was a disciple of Gorakhnath.
Devapi Vedic
Devnarayan Hindi Chauhan Gurjar Dynasty Warrior Vaiṣnava
Dhrista Vedic
Drupada Vedic
Duritakshaya Vedic
Dwimidha Vedic
Gargya Vedic
Golu Devata Kumoan Chand Dynasty King Kṣatriya (Raghuvanshi Rajput)
Hanuman Kishkindha Dynasty Vedic Vaiṣnava
Idankazhi Nayanar Tamil Irukku Velir (Yadava) Dynasty Prince Śaiva Yadava He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Jambha Devji Marwari Prince Kshatriya (Panwar Rajput) Being the son of Jhabar Lohat, a jagirdar of Peepasar, he became very devout to God (Viṣṇu) and laid town rules in for people to follow.
Janaka Videha Dynasty King Vedic Vaiṣnava Kṣatriya He had moved from his home along the Sarasvati to eastwards, and established an ashram by his palace. He became known as one of India's most saintly kings.
Jyotiba Marathi Warrior
Kavi Vedic
Kazharchinga Nayanar Tamil Kaadavar Dynasty Prince Śaiva Vanniyar He is one of the 63 Nayānar saints.
Khatushyam Hindi King
Kochengat Chola Tamil Chola Dynasty King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Kṛṣṇa Vasudeva Yadava Dynasty King Vedic Yadava Bhagavad Gitā He overthrew his tyrannical uncle Kaṅsa together with his brother Balarāma, and freed his parents in captivity, and went on to fight many despotic rulers. His teachings composed by him are known as the Bhagavad Gitā and they were compiled by his devotee Sage Vyasa.
Mandhata Chakravarti Vedic Koli Adivasi He was knighted Chakravarti of India.
Marayya Kannada Prince Śaiva (Lingayat) He was one of the disciples of Basava.
Meiporul Nayanar Tamil Cheti Nadu King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Mudgal Vedic
Munayaduvaar Nayanār Tamil Mercinary soldier Śaiva Kṣatriya He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Nabhagarishta's sons Vedic
Nami Sapyu Vedic
Nimi Videha Dynasty King Vedic
Ninra Seer Nedumaara Nayanar Tamil Pandya Dynasty King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Pabuji Hindi Rathore Dynasty of Kolu Prince
Pipa Hindi Gagrongarh King Vedic Vaiṣnava (Ramanandi) He is one of the disciples of Ramanand.
Prahlada Daitya Dynasty King Vedic Vaiṣnava Kṣatriya He was a Vaiṣnava from a very young age, and had even built a temple dedicated to Viṣṇu in Multan.
Pugal Cholar Tamil Chola Dynasty King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Pugazh Thunai Nayanār Tamil Chola Dynasty Army-commander Śaiva Brahmin He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Purumidha Vedic
Pushkararuni Vedic
Ramachandra Raghu Dynasty King Vedic Śaiva Kṣatriya (Suryavanshi)
Ramdevji Hindi Runicha King
Rana Jashraj Sindhi King Kṣatriya (Lohāna)
Rana Vachhraj Sindhi King Kṣatriya (Lohana)
Rawal Mallinath Hindi Prince
Satyati Vedic
Seruthtunai Nayanar Tamil King Śaiva He is one of the 63 Nayanār saints.
Sindhudwipa Vedic He had taken sanyāsa after retiring the throne.
Vachara Dada Gujarati Solanki Dynasty King Kṣatriya (Solanki Rajput)
Vishvamitra Vedic Saura The Gāyatri Mantra is the most sung of Hindu hymns.
Vitahavya Vedic
Yayati King Vedic Kṣatriya He became a mendicant after retiring the throne.

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