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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 Venkatesa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

The Lord of Thirupathi. He along with his two consorts Padmavathi and Bhoodevi resides at the top of the Tirumala hill. He is also called Balaji, Ezhumalayan, Malayappa Swami etc.

Srimad krupa jala nidhe sritha sarva loka,
Sarvagna, shaktha, nadavatsala, sarva seshin,
Swamin, Susheela, Sulabhasritha Paarijatha,
Sri Venkatesa charanow saranam prapadhye.

I fall at the feel of Lord Venkatesa,
Who is the river of mercy,
Who takes care of all the world,
Who is all knowing,
Who is dear to his devotees,
Who is universally able,
Who is store house of good qualities,
And who is the divine flower which can be attained easily,