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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.

Thulsi aarthi (Hindi)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sri Thulasi ji ki aarthi
(Prayer to Thulsi )

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

(Thulasi(ocimum sanctum) is a plant venerated by all Hindus. She is considered by many as the consort of Lord Vishnu. This prayer is taken from

1.Thulasi maharani , namo nama,.
Hari ki patrani namo nama,
Dhan Thulasi poorna thap keeno,
Shaligram bani patrani,
Jake pathra manjar komal ,
Sri pathi kamala charan laptani.

Salutations and salutations to queen Thulsi,
Salutations and salutations to chief queen of Vishnu,
Money can only buy Thulasi ,
And Shaligram became the chief queen,
But not being soft like a bunch of leaves,
It hurt the lotus like feet of Vishnu.

2.Dhoop dheep naivedhy , aarthi,
Pushpan ki varsha barsani.
Chappan bhog chatheso vyanjan,
Bin Thulasi hari yek na mani.

Any of Incense , lamps , food offering, light offering,
Pouring flowers like a rain,
Fifty six types of food and ,
And thirty six types of minor offerings ,
Were not accepted by Vishnu ,Without Thulasi

3.Sabhi sakhi maiya thero yas ghave ,
Bhakthi dhaan dheejai maharani,
Namo nama thulsi Maharani,
Namo nama thulsi maharani.

Mother, all lady friends sing your fame,
Oh queen give us the charity of devotion,
Salutations to queen Thulasi
Salutations to queen Thulasi

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