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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.

Gomatha aarthi (Hindi)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Aarthi Sri Go mathaa ki

(Prayer to the mother cow)

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

(This a prayer addressed to the cow and has been taken from

1. Aarthi sri Gaiya maiya ki, Aarthi harni viswa gaiya ki.
Arthakam  sadharma pradhayini , avichal  amal  mukthi pada dhayini,
Sura manava  soubhagya vidhayini , pyari poojya  nanda chaiyaa ki,
Akhila viswa  prathi palini , mathaa madhur  amiya Dughdanna pradhaathaa

This is the prayer to the mother cow,
This is the prayer to the stag like cow of the world,
Giver of wealth , work and good acts,
Giver of stable and pure method of salvation,
Giver of luck to devas and men,
Worshipful darling of the child of Nanda,
She who takes care of the entire world,
Mother who gives sweet nectar like , rice of curd

2. Rog sok sankat parithrathaa, bhava sagar  hith drud  naiya ki,
Aayu oja arogya vikasini , dukh dainya  daridrya  vinasini,
Sushmaa  soukhya  samrudhi  praksini , vimal vivek  budhi daiyaa ki

She who cures diseases and sorrow,
She who is the strong boat helping to cross the sea of misery,
She who helps us with long life , strength and health,
She who destroys sorrow , helplessness and poverty,
She makes us pretty happy and prosperous,
She who is the giver of pure wisdom and intelligence.

3. Sevak ho chahe  dukha dayi , sam paya sudhaapiyavathi mayi
Shathru  mithra  sukhadayi , sneha  swabhava  viswa jaiya ki. 

Even if your devotee is full of sorrow,
You the mother with love makes him drink nectar,
And grant pleasures to his enemies as well as friends,
And you wins over the world with loving behaviour.

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