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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Aadiya Padam

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Aadiya padam

Gopalakrishna Bharathi

Translated by

Ragam Yadukula Khambhoji
Thalam Aadi

Aadiya pada darisanam kandal-Aanandam penne

Thediya porululm kooda varathu-therinthu parade penne

Manthira Thanthiram mazhalayum cherum-varum chila kalam thangal,
Anthakarana thiru kadal adangi aathal ozhithal , indira jalam

English translation

If you see the dancing feet –you would be joyous , girl

Oh girl understand that that money earned will not come with you

Chants, tricks and lisps can be accumulated and would come for some time,
But if in the ocean of the holy mind , there is no tide , it is great magic.

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