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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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Talk:Pudhuppaakkam Sri Veera Anjaneyar

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Saravanan Iyer

Pudhuppaakkam is a small village located about 40 kms from Chennai. Pudhuppaakkam lies on the Kelambakkam – Vandalur Road, which is off. OMR. One has to take right from Kelambakkam and drive about 5 kms on Kelambakkam – Vandalur road to find Pudhuppaakkam on the right side of the road. A statue of Sri Anjaneyar by the side of the road shows the way to the temple.

The temple for Sri Veera Anjaneyar is located on a very small hill filled with trees and plants. The hill looks beautiful and there are steps to climb up the hill to reach the temple. One can get a very scenic view of the surrounding places while ascending the hill. Also the cool breeze pampers us as we climb up.

According to legend, it is said that, Sri Anjaneyar, while carrying the Sanjeevini Hill to save Sri Lakshmana, stopped here for a while to perform Surya Namaskar. Lord Hanuman is believed to be so powerful at this place.

The temple is located on the hill top and is small and beautiful. This temple awaits Kumbhabishegam (consecration) shortly. It is also said that South Indian Actor Rajnikanth is an ardent devotee of this Anjaneyar and visits here whenever possible. Though there are no evidences like sculptures or history about the origin of this temple, it attracts lot of devotees from various places. The temple is too calm with good vibrations and is a must visit for Sri Hanuman devotees.