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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.

Abhayambam Bhakthim Karomi

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Abhayambayaam Bhakthim karomi


Muthu Swamy Deekshithar

Translated by


Raga Sahana
Thala Mishra Chapu


Abhayambayaam Bhakthim karomi
Sachidananda roopaayaam swa swaroopayaam

Samashti Charanam

Vibhadhi vitharana nipuna manthrinyam,
Vijayakarana nipunathara dandinyam,
Vivadhaadhi bhoothakirana malinyam,
Vikalpa harana nipuna shoolinyam,
Abhedha prathi padhithaayaam , Aadi Guru Guha vedithayam,
Sabesha modhitha natanayam , Sayujya pradha charanayam.

English Translation


I show my devotion to Abhayambika,
Who has the form of divine ecstasy,
And who is the form of her own self.


She is the minister who is an expert in giving riches,
She is a punisher who is an expert in getting victory,
She is the purifier who deals with debates on the five elements,
She is armed with Shoola so that she removes all difficulties,
She is indivisible and realized by Guru Guha,
Her dance is appreciated by Shiva and her feet leads to salvation of her devotees.

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