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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.

Ganesh ki aarthi(Hindi)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Jai Ganes, Jai Ganes, Jai Ganes deva,
Matha Parvathi, Pitha Mahadeva,
Yeka danth, char bhuja, dhari,
Madhe sindhoor sohe moose ki Savari,
Andhan ko aankh deth Koodeen ko kaya,
Banjath ko puthra deth, nirdhan ko maya,
Haar chade, phool chade aur chade meva,
Laddu aan ka bhog lage santh kare Sevaa,
Denan ki laaj Rakho Shambhu puthra vari,
Manoradh ko poora karo jaya balihari.

Victory to Ganesh, Victory to Ganesh, Victory to God Ganesa
His mother is Goddess Parvathi and his father God Shiva,
He has one tusk and four hands,
He applies a thilak on his forehead and rides on a mouse,
He makes the blind see, gives a full body to the leper,
He blesses the childless one with child, and he gives wealth to the poor,
We offer him garland. We offer him flowers, we offer him sweets,
A great offering of Laddu is made and saints do service to him,
Oh son of Lord Shiva, Take the offering of beaten rice from us,
And fulfill our wishes and make us victorious, I submit to you.

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