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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.

Chathu Sloki Gita

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

These 4 verses (8-11) occurring in the tenth chapter of Bhagwad Gita viz the “essence of God” is considered by large number of savants as the essence of the Gita and also contains a succinct definition of the “way of devotion (Bhakthi Marga) “of Bhagwad Gita.

Aaham sarvasya prabhavo,
Matha sarvam pravarthate,
Ithi mathwa bhajanthe maam,
Budha bhava samanvitha., 10-8

The wise man with devotion,
Sings praises of me understanding that,
I am the power behind everything,
And everything works because of me.

Math chitha math gatha prana,
Bodayantha parasparam,
Kadayanthascha maam nithyam,
Thooshyanthi cha ramanthi cha., 10-9

The wise men thinking about me,
And devoting their lives to me,
Talk with each other about me,
And become satisfied and happy.

Tesham sathatha yukthanam,
Bhajatham preethi poorvakam,
Dadahami budhi yogam tham,
Yena maam upayanthi they., 10-10

They always sing my prayers,
With love and concentration,
And I grant them unified wisdom,
So that they can attain me.

Tesham yevanukambartha,
Aham agnanajam thama,
Nasayamyath mabhavastha,
Jnana deepena bhaswatha., 10-11

With great compassion for them,
Dwelling deep in their heart of hearts,
I destroy their darkness of ignorance,
With a shining lamp of wisdom.

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