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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 Vaidyanatha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

The name means Lord of the doctors (a form of Shiva) and prayer to him is supposed to help in curing of diseases.He is the presiding deity in Vaitheeswaran Koil,This temple also houses a separate temple for Chovvai. It is believed that Lord Rama pergformed the obsequies to Jadayu in this place.

Sri Rama Soumithri Jadayu Veda shadadanadithya Kujarchithaya,
Sri Neela kadaya dhaya mayaya Sri Vaidyanathaya Namasivaya.

My salutations to the great Lord Shiva,
Who is the chief among all physicians,
Who has been worshipped by Rama, Lakshmana and Jadayu,
And who has also been worshipped by Vedas, Subrhamanya, Sun and the mars.