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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.

Aikamathya Suktham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Aikamathya sooktham
(Prayer of unification)

Translated by
Sri.Anantanarayanan Vaidyanathan

(The Sooktham in Sanskrit with english meaning given here is given in )
aum samsamidduvase vrishannagne visvaannarya aa
ilaspade samiddhyase sa no vasoonnyaabhara
samgachchhadhwam samvadadhwam sam vo manaamsi jaanataam
deva bhaagam yathapuurve samjaanaanaa upaasathe
samano manthrassamitiH samaanee
samaanam manaH sahachitthameshaam
samaanam mantramabhimantraye vaH
samaanena vaa havishaa juhomi
samaanii va aakuutissamaano hridayaani vaH
samaanamastu vo mano yatha vaH susahaasati

English meaning

YOU, mighty Agni,gatherup all that is precious for your friend.
Bring us all treasures as you art enkindled in libation's place
Assemble, speak together: let your minds be all of one accord,
As ancient Gods, unanimous sit down to their appointed share.
The place is common, common the assembly,
commonthe mind, so be their thought united.
A common purpose do I lay before you,
andworship with your general oblation.
One and the same be your resolve,
andbe your minds of one accord.
United be the thoughts of all that all may happily agree.