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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.

Vandhe Bhagawatham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Vande Bhagwatham
Salutations to Bhagwatham

Translated By,

(Bhagawatha is one of the greatest books composed by Veda Vyasa. It was related by sage Shuka, the son of Veda Vyasa to king Parikshith . Here is an unusual prayer which is addressed to that great book. The Sanskrit original can be found in!topic/viprasamhitha/eEoI1mQdyRg )

1.Veda Kalpa tharu suphalam, Veda Vyasa krutham,
Pranamami thwaam pranamami

I salute you , salute you ,
The good fruit giving Kalapka tree of the Vedas,
Which has been composed by Veda Vyasa.

2.Sri Shukha keera mukha Achyutha krishnamrutha sahitham,
Dwadasa divya skandam, Jnana virathi sahitham,
Pranamami thwam pranamami

I salute you , salute you,
Along nectar of Achyutha and Krishna,
Which fell from the parrot like of Shukha ,
Having twelve chapters , which is the end of Jnana.

3.Brahma sarga manvanthara kapiladhika jushtam,
Druva Prahladha charithram bhavukatha pushtam,
Pranamami thwam pranamami.

I salute you , salute you,
Consisting of creation of Brahma , the period of Manu and the story of Kapila,
And the story of Dhruva and Prahaladha , which are auspicious.

4.Parama bhagawatha suyaso gajapathi soubhagyam,
Sindhu madana Bali dhanam vilasitha vairagyam,
Pranamami thwam pranamami

I salute you , salute you,
The great luck of the great devotee who was the famous lord of elephants,
The churning of the ocean, the present given by Mahabali and the shining asceticism .

5.Visada Bhgawad avatharam, Rama Gunaramam,
Punya sloka sukeerthya pooritha jana kamam,
Pranamami thwam pranamami .

I salute you , salute you ,
The detailed incarnation of God , the Rama who is the resting place of all that is good ,
And the fulfillment of desires of people which was eulogized by great people .

6.Krishna kadhamrutha sindhum, vangmaya roopa harim,
Sraya hari leela lalitham , bhava nidhi divya tharim,
Pranamami thwam pranamami

I salute you , salute you,
The sea of the stories of Krishna who steals the mind and words by his beauty,

7,Sravanadwasya parikshith golokam yatha,
Giridhara Hrudayam bhagwan pavaya karunatha ,
Pranamami thwam pranamami .

I salute you, salute you ,
Hearing you Parikshith went to the land of Vishnu ,
You are the heart of he who lifted the mountain,
And would purify me by the mercy of the God.