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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.

Morning prayer to Bala Krishna

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

The child form of Krishna has attracted the devotion of the common man. He is loved in this form like their son by devotees.

Karara vindena padaravindam,
Padaravinde mukharavindam,
Mukharavinde vinivesayantham,
Vatasya pathrasya pute sayanam,
Balam mukundam manasa smarami.

With all my mind,
I meditate on that baby, Krishna,
Who lies down on a banyan leaf,
Holding his lotus like feet,
By his lotus like hands,
And touching his lotus like face,
By His lotus like feet,
And who attracts all by his lotus like face.

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