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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.

Morning prayer to Achyutha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Achyutha means he who never slips or He who never changes.

Achyuthachutha, hare paramathman,
Rama Krishna purushottama vishno,
Vasudeva bhagawan aniruddha,
Sree pathe ! samaya dhukka masesham. 

That Hari who is the soul of soul,
Who has no death,
Who causes death at time of deluge,
Who is Rama and Krisna rolled in one,
Who is the greatest among males,
Who is the God of all the world,
Who never can be stopped,
And who is the lord of Goddess Lakshmi,
Be pleased to destroy all my sorrows.

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