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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.

Nava Graha Prarthana

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Navagraha devatha Prarthana¬
Translated by¬
Soorya souryamadendhurucha padaveem , sanmangalam mangala,¬
Sad budhim cha budho Guruscha kurutham Shukra sukham , sam sani
Rahur bahu balam karothu vipulam Kethukulasyonnathim,¬
Nithyam preethikara bhavanthu bhavatham sarve prasanna Graha¬
Let sun give me courage , Moon give high position , Mars grant auspiciousness,¬
Let mercury give good brain , Let Jupiter give great numbers , Venus give pleasure ,¬
Rahu give me physical strength and Kethu greatness of our family,¬
And let all the planets be pleased with me and start liking me.¬

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