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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.

Abhayambayai, aswa roodaayai

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Abhayambikayai Aswa roodaayai


Muthu Swami Deekshithar

Translated by


Raga Yadhukua Khambhoji
Thala Roopaka


Abhayambikayai Aswa roodaayai
Abhaya vara pradhayai namasthe , namasthe


Subhaka aakarayai suruchira natana bhedayai,
Shobhitha radhanayai shuddha manasayai
Hiranya mani kundalayai Himachala sadanayai.


Sakala manthra thanthra roopayai, Sakalayai,
Chandra Shekara Priyai Panchamakaaraayai,
Gooda gulphayai, Guru Guha swaroopayai,
Garva Bhanda Ghandayai Gama padhadi nutha padhayai,
Kaveri theerayai Kamalesha sevithayai.

English translation


Salutations and salutations To Abhayambika,
Who rides on a horse and grants boons and protection.


She who has pretty form, she who is an expert in different dance forms,
She who has shining teeth , she who has a pure mind,
She who wears golden ear studs, she who lives in Himalayas.


She who is of the form of al mantras and Thanthras,
She who is everything, she who is dear to Lord Shiva,
She who creates the five Makaras,
She who has covered knees, she who is the form of Guru Guha,
She who killed the proud Bhandasura
She whose feet walks with feet of devotees,
She who resides on the banks of Kaveri,
And she who is served by Lord Brahma.

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