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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Gomatha sthuthi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Kamadhenu is an all wish satisfying cow of heavens. This prayer is addressed by Indra to Kamadhenu.

Namo devyai Maha devyai,
Surabyai cha namo nama.
Gavam Bheeja swaroopaya,
Namasthe Jagad Ambike., 1

Salutations to the mother of the world,
Who lives as a seed in all cows,
Salutations to that goddess,
Who is a great goddess,
And who is the wish yielding cow.

Namo radha priyayai cha 
Padmamsaya namo nama,
Nama Krishna priyayai cha
Gavam mathre namo nama., 2

Salutations to the pet of Radha,
Salutations to the essence of lotus,
Salutations to the daring of Krishna,
Salutations to the mother of all cows.

Kalpa vruksha swaroopayai,
Sarvesham sathatham pare,
Ksheeradayai, dhanadayai,
Budhidayai namo nama., 3

Salutations to her who gives milk,
Riches and intelligence,
Who is the form of wish giving tree,
And Who is greater than everything.

Shubhayai subhadarayai 
gopradhayai namo nama
Yasodhayai kerthidhayai,
Dharmadhayai namo nama., 4

Salutations to her who gives good,
Who takes care of us,
And who gives us cows.
Salutations to her who blesses us with Dharma,
And Who gives us fame and victory..

Stotra shravana mathrena, 
Dushta, hrushta jagatprasu,
Mahendraya varam dhatwa,
Go lokam saa yayaou puna., 5

As soon as she who destroys bad ones,
Heard this prayer of the king of devas,
She gave him all boons,
And went to the abode of cows.

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