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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.

Vishnu Mamashtakam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Vishnu namashtakam

(The eight names of Vishnu)

From Vamana Purana

Translated by

1.Achyutham, Kesavam , Vishnum , Hari , Sathyam, Janardhanam,
Hamsam Narayanam chaiva methan namashtakam padeth

1.He who does not slip , He in whom Lords Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma reside ,
He who is peace , He who removes birth and death cycle,
He who is the truth , He who troubles bad people ,
He who in the state of Hamsa , He who resides in all things
If one reads these eight names.
*sleep, dream, wakefulness and Hamsa are the four states.

2.Trisandhyam ya paden nithyam , daridryam thasya nasyathi ,
Sathru sainyam kshayam yaathi , Duswapna Sukhadho Bhaveth.

If this is daily read in the dawn , noon and dusk , his poverty would be destroyed,
The enemy army would get weakened and Bad dreams would give good results.

3.Gangayaam maranam chaiva , druda bhakthisthu Kesave ,
Brahma Vidhya prabodascha thasmad nithyam paden nara.

He who reads it daily would get death in the Ganges ,
Have stable faith in Kesava and would be a master of Brahma vidhya.

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