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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.

Mount Meru

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Meru as world centre[edit]

Meru surrounded by Mandrachala Mountain to the east, Supasarva Mountain to the west, Kumuda Mountain to the north and Kailash to the south.

Vishnu is said to reside in the Sheer Sagar which is by Meru. Today, the Bhotkol Glacier right next to Mt. Meru is called Nuel Sagar (Blue Ocean.) It is the Sheer Sagar.

On Meru also reside Shukra Acharya "with the Daityas (his disciples)", Rudra "surrounded by his celestial attendants and accompanied by Uma", Brahma, and a series of other people.[1]

Gods Brahma, Rudra, and Sakra (Indra) are said to perform sacrifices there. Surya and Chandra are said to circumambulate the mountain with their attendants.

Sumukha (son of Suparna), Tumvuru, Narada, Viswavasu, the Hahas and the Huhus are present.

The Gandharvas, Asuras, and the Rakshasas, all accompanied by the tribes of Apsaras is said to be there.

In Buddhist cosmogony, Meru is divided into 3 levels, with Nagas residing at the bottom, Garudas on the level above them, and the 33 gods (Traytrimsha Devas) led on Indra on the topmost Tavatimsa Heaven.

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