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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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Aananda koothadinar

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Ananda koothadinaar

Gopalakrishna Bharathi

Translated by

Ragam Kalyani
Thalam Roopakam

Ananda koothadinaar Ambalam thanile, ponnambalam thanile

Ananda koothadinaar ,ayanum , malum padinaar,
Andarangamaga chinditha perkku arul thanthom thanthom yendru,
Thonthom thonthom yendru

1,Pathanjali mamuniyai nokki,
Partha perkal kurai pokki,
Itham ahitham yendra arivai neeki,
Ekamaka kaalai thooki

2.Madhala thala madhira muzhanga,
Valarum pramatha ganangal ilanga,
Tha thmi thakkida thom yendru ilanga,
Sabhayum thulanga , sathangai kulunga,

3.Balakrishnan paniyum padhan,
Partha perkal vara prasadhan,
Jnalam pugazhum seela bodhan,
Nambi dhoothan, ambikai nadhan

English Translation

He danced with joy in the temple,
In the Golden temple

He danced with joy ,
Lord Brahma and Vishnu sang,
Saying that those who pray him sincerely ,
Would be given , would be given,
Freedom from troubles, freedom from troubles

1.He danced facing sage Patanjali , He removed the problems of those who saw it,
He removed the difference between good and bad happenings,
And danced , lifting one feet up.

2.With the beating sound of drums making keeping loud beat,
With his Pramatha Ganas becoming happy,
Keeping to the beat Tha thim thimikida thim,
With the audience coming in to rapture,
And with his anklets making sound he danced

3,The God whose feet is worshiped by Balakrishna ,
The God who is easy to please and grants boons to all those who see,
The god whose good conduct is praised by all the world,
The Emissary of Subrahmanya and the Lord of Parvathi danced.

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