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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.


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Aadi Poorathu Uditha

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Aadi poorathu Uditha

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Raga Kurinchi
Thala Mishra Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Aadi porathu uditha Aandal nam kodhai,
Aani arangarudan Oonjal aadinal appothe

2.Padi pamalai thantha patta piran kothai,
Pani arangarudan aadinaal Appothe

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Then itself our Kodhai born in the month of aadi,
In the star of pooram swung along with Ranganatha

2.That Kothat who sung about the great crowned God,
Swung then itself with Sri Ranga Natha.

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