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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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Gowri Kalyaname Vaibhogame

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Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame

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(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage.)

Raga Shankarabharanam



Gowri Kalyaname Vaibhogame
Lakshmi Kalyaname Vaibhogame


1.Ksemangal kori, vinayaganai thudithu ,
Shankaranayum gowriyayum Varnithu,
Sri Ramanayum janakiyayum varnithu

2.Vasudeva thava Bala, Asura kula kala,
Sasi Vadana roopini , Sathya bhama lola,

3.Kothode vazhai maram kondu vandu niruthi,
Koopudaya pandalukku mel kattu katti

English translation

The great celebration of the marriage of Gowri,
The great celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi


1.Praying Lord Ganesa , asking for good events,
Describing lord Shiva and Goddess Gowrri,
Describing Lord Rama and Goddess Sita,

2. The son of Vasudeva got out of penance,
The lord who destroyed entire clan of Asuras,
The goddess who has the face like the mon,
The God who is infatuated with Sathya Bhama

3. After erecting a Banana plant along with the bunch,
And after tying the roof for the strong Pandal.(stage)

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