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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.

Maithreem Bhajatha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This prayer was written by Paramacharya of Kanchi to be sung in the U.N. Assembly by Smt. M. S. Subbalakshmi during its 50th anniversary and dealt about universal brotherhood and peace as enshrined by the Sanathana Dharma.

Maithreem Bhajatha Akila Hrith Jeththreem 
Atmavat Eva Paraan api pashyata 
Yuddham thyajatha, Spardhaam Tyajata, thyajatha Pareshwa akrama aakramanam 
Jananee Prthivee Kaamadughaastey 
JanakO Deva: Sakala Dayaalu 
Daamyata Datta Dayathvam Janathaa 
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam 
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam 
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam.

With friendship please serve,
And conquer all the hearts,
Please think that others are like you,
Please forsake war for ever,
Please forsake competition for ever,
Please forsake force to get,
Some one else’s property,
For mother earth is a wish giving animal,
And God our father is most merciful,
Restrain, donate and be kind,
To all the people of this world.
Let all the people, live with bliss,
Let all the people live with bliss,
Let all the people live with bliss.