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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 Narasimha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This man-lion incarnation of Vishnu emanated from a pillar to kill Hiranya Kasipu.

Govinda, Kesava, Janardhana, Vasudeva,
Viswesa, Viswa, Madhu sudhana, Viswaroopa,
Sri Padmanabha Purushothama, Pushkaraksha,
Narayana achyutha Narsimha namo namasthe

Salutations ans salutations to Lord Narasimha,
Who lifted the earth,
Who killed the asura called Kesi.
Who takes care of woes of people,
Who hides the world by illusion,
Who is the Lord of the universe,
Who is universe itself,
Who killed the asura called Madhu,
Who has form like the universe,
Who has a lotus on his belly,
Who is the greatest among males,
And who has lotus like eyes.