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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.

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Bhagawatha Vandanam

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Bhagawatha vandanam
(Salutation to Bhagawatha purana)

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(Bhagawatha Purana deals about the story of Lord Vishnu, highlighting more on his incarnation as Lord Krishna. This great story written be sage Vyasa who wrote this because he did not get satisfaction even after writing the 18 Puranas. It was later retold by his son Sage Shukha to King Parikshith. This prayer is addressed to this great epic.)

1.Samasara sagare magnam dheenam mam karunanidhe,
Karmagraha graheethangam maam udhara avarnath

Hey treasure of mercy, the poor me is deep inside the sea of domestic life,
For helping me do my correct duties, take me out of this sin of birth and death.

2.Srimad bhagawathakhyoyam prathyaksha Krishna yeva hi,
Sweekruthosi maya nadhaa, mukthyartham bhava sagare

The story of Bhagwatha is really Lord Krishna in person,
So Lord receive me for freeing me from the sea of birth and death.

3.Manoradaho madheeyoyam saphala sarvadhaa thwayaa,
Nirvighnenaiva karthavyo dasoham thava kesava.

Always you have made all the wishes of my mind come true,
And please help me to do the duty of this slave without any road blocks, Oh Kesava.

4.Shuka roopa prabhodagna , sarva sasthra visaradhaa,
Yethad kadhaa prakasena madagnanam vinasya.

The teller of the story , the sage Sukha, is an expert is all shastras,
And please destroy my ignorance by telling the story.

5.Vande Nanda vruja sthreenaam, pada renu maheekshanasa,
Yaasaam hari kadoth gheetham punathi huvanathrayam.

Salutations to the Nanda ladies of Vruja, who by taking the dust of your feet,
Made the story of Lord Vishnu known to the three worlds.

6.Niseedhe thama udhhoothe jayamane janardhana,
Devakyam Deva roopinyaam Vishnu sarva grahasraya.

In the darkness when base qualities are born The God Vishnu wins over them,
And the God who is born to Devaki lives in all houses.

7.Aaveerasee dhyadha prachyam disoondhireva pushkalaa.

Continuously meditating would make one
Shine splendidly like a moon in the east.

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