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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.

Ma Kali aarthi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Prema Sahitha nita karun aarthi,
Maha kali maiya ki,
Arid ala daranii, mangala bharani,
Dukh hrini, sukhadaiyaa ki., 1

Daily I will Worship with love,
The great mother Kali,
Who tears her enemies to pieces,
Who bestows blessings on her devotees,
Who is the destroyer of sorrow,
And creator of pleasure.

Tumahi aagama bhava bharne vali,
Tumahi jagatha laya karne vali,
Thumahe kashta lagee bhatana para.
Aakara turata sahaiyya ki., 2

You are the one who populates the universe,
You are the one who dissolves the universe,
You are the one who helps fast,
Your devotees in distress.

Tumhin prabala ho hari ki Shakthi,
Rudra bhava shankara ki bhakthi,
Thumhin janani patavaraa bani,
Ika sevaka Sundara naiyaa kii., 3

You are indomitable power of Hari,
You are the devotion to the angry shankara,
And you are mother the pedal that steers,
The boat of life of this devotee Sundara.

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