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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Shyama Shastri
Translated By P.R.Ramachander

Raga Karnatka kapi
Thala aadhi


Akhilansdeswari duru suga brovumu


Nikhila  thapa harini , bhuvilona ninnu michina,
Aru evaru unnaramma


Manikya maya mayunna  mandira  madhya vasini , aliveni,
Shri Shambu nathanu ni Rani, vara miyyave  girvani mayamma. (1)
Amboruha sambhava hari shankara  akhila muneendra  poojitha , athi,
Gambheera  deena rakshani  khada , moralanu vina leda? (2)
Oh Amba ninnu nammina na pai  intha paramuga mela, vinu,
Shyama Krishna nutha  chintha dirchi  samrajyam  ivvave vegame.(3)

English translation[edit]


Oh Goddess of all world, Save me pretty fast


Oh destroyer of all pains, in this world, Is there any one greater than you?


Oh Goddess who lives in the temple built of Manikhya, Oh Goddess with tresses like a bee, Oh queen of Lord Shiva, Please give me boons, Oh Goddess who is divine, Oh my mother (1)

Are you not the one who is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva? The one who is remarkable and the one who protects the oppressed Did you not hear my repeated requests? (2)

Oh mother, why this indifference towards me who has believed you, Oh Goddess praised by Shyama Krishna, leave out the thoughts and grant me salvation. (3)

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