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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.

Aarukku thaan theriyum

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Aarukku than theriyum

Gopalakrishna Bharathi

Translated by

Ragam Deva Manohari
Thalam aadhi

Aarukku than theriyum avar mahimai,
Ambala nataka madiya perumai

Parukkul mandhargal kanbathu thollai,
Pathanjal panniya punyam illai

Balakrishnan panitheum prathapam,
Pathidum perkkillai –punya , pavam,
Seela guna maruvum Jnana ppradheepam,
Deva manohara magiya roopam.

English translation

Who knows about his power and greatness,
The fame of his dancing in the temple.

In this world what people see are only troubles,
And not the good divine work done by Patanjali

The greatness that is done by Bala Krishna ,
Is not available for those who see it- good and bad
Characters which lead to light of wisdom,
Is but his divine and pretty form.