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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.

Nama Giri Thayar Stotram

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Namagiri Thayar Stotram

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(This prayer is addressed to Goddess Namagiri, The goddess in the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. The mathematiocal genius Dr.Srinivasa Ramanujam belonged to this place and considered that his knowledge of Mathematics was due to the grace of this goddess. He was fond of chanting the following stotra. Devotees believe that chanting this stota would make you strong in Mathematics. The original stotra in Tamil is available in . The audio can be heard in )

Sri Vidya Mantra Ratna Prakatitha Vibhavaa
Sri Subalaapoorna Kaama, sarveshaprathidhaa
Sakala suranoothaa Sarvasaamraajyathaathri
Lakshmi Sri Veda Garba Vidhurathu Mathisaa Vishwa Kalyaanabhooma
Vishwa Kshemaatham Yoga Vimala Gunavathi Vishnu Vakshathalastha
(- Courtesy - Krishna Kumar,)

Salutations to the goddess who is blessed as one who proclaims the gem like Sri Vidhya Manthra,
Who fulfils the desire of power, Who is considered as all the Gods,
Who is praised by all devas, who is the queen of all empires,
Who is Lakshmi , Who has within her all Vedas, who is learned and intelligent ,
Who wishes for the good of the universe, Who is the pure one who wishes for welfare of the world,
Who is one who has all the good in her and Who stays on the chest of Vishnu.