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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.

Har desh me Tu

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Har desh me Tu, har vesh me Tu
Tere naam anek Tu ek hi hai
Teri rang bhumi yah Vishw bhara
Sab khel me, Mel me Tu hi To Hai 

You in every country, you in every form,
Your names are many, you are only one,
Your stage of drama in this universe, which is big,
You are in every Drama and play only you are there.

Sagar Se Utha Badal BanKe
Badal Se Phata Jal Ho KarKe
Phir Nahar Bana Nadiya Gahari
Tere Bhinna Prakar Tu Ek Hi Hai 

You rose from the sea as clouds,
You separated from the clouds as water,
Then you became ponds and deep rivers,
You are having different forms but you are only one.

Chinti se bhi anu Paramaanu bana
Sab jiv jagat ka rup liya
Kahi parvat vruksha Vishaal bana
Saundarya Tera Tu ek hi hai 

Just by thought you became an Atom and a particle smaller than it,
Then you took the form of all beings and the worlds,
In some places you became mountains and big trees,
The beauty is only yours, You are only one.

Yah divya dikhaya hai jis ne
Vah hai Guru Dev ki Purn Daya
Tuk Day kahe koi na aur dikha
Bas mai aur tu sab ek hi hai 

He who showed this great wonder,
Due to the complete blessings of Guru Dev,
Tukdiya only told this, Please show me that,
Stop, me and you are only one.

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