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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 Shiva Lingam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Lord Shiva is normally worshipped in the form of Linga Except for a few exceptions like Nataraja, Dakshinamurthy etc, he is always represented in the form of Linga.

Deva muni pravararchitha lingam,
Kama Dahana karunakara lingam,
Ravana darpa vinasana lingam,
That pranamai Sada shiva lingam.

Salutations to the Linga which is ever peaceful,
Who is worshipped by Gods and sages,
Who burnt in to ash the God of love,
Who is the giver of mercy,
And who destroyed the pride of Ravana.

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