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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.

Aarthi Gaj Badan Vinayak ki

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

आरती गजबदन विनायककी। सुर-मुनि-पूजित गणनायककी॥ x2
आरती गजबदन विनायककी॥
एकदन्त शशिभाल गजानन, विघ्नविनाशक शुभगुण कानन।
शिवसुत वन्द्यमान-चतुरानन, दुःखविनाशक सुखदायक क
आरती गजबदन विनायककी
ऋद्धि-सिद्धि-स्वामी समर्थ अति, विमल बुद्धि दाता सुविमल-मति।
अघ-वन-दहन अमल अबिगत गति, विद्या-विनय-विभव-दायककी॥
आरती गजबदन विनायककी॥
पिङ्गलनयन, विशाल शुण्डधर, धूम्रवर्ण शुचि वज्रांकुश-कर।
लम्बोदर बाधा-विपत्ति-हर, सुर-वन्दित सब विधि लायककी॥
आरती गजबदन विनायककी॥

Eka danthi sashibhaal Gajanan,
Vigna vinayak shubh gun kanan,
Shiva suth vandhyaman chathuranan,
Dukh vinasak sukh dhayayak ki
Aarthi Gajabadhan vinayak ki

The lord with one tusk, moon-like hairs and elephant face,
Destroyer of roadblocks, the place of stay of all good qualities,
The son of Shiva, the four-headed who is fit to be saluted,
Destroyer of sorrow and giver of pleasure
The worship is for Vinayak with the elephant face

Ridhi –Sidhi swami, Samarth athi, 
vimal budhi datha, Suvimal mathi,
Aagh van dahan amal abigath gathi,
Vidhya vinay Vibhav dhayak ki
Aarthi Gajabadhan vinayak ki

The Lord of Ridhi and Sidhi who is extremely clever,
The lord giving clear intelligence who is very pure thought,
The lord who burnt the forest of serpents who is crystal pure, whose travel is never impeded,
The lord who is learned, who has humility and one who grants prosperity,
The worship is for Vinayak with the elephant face

Pingala nayan, visaal, sundadhar,
Dhoomra varn suchi vajrankusa kar,
Lambhodhar, badha vipathi har,
Sura vandhith sab vidhi layak ki,
Aarthi Gajabadhan vinayak ki

The lord with reddish brown eyes, who has broad vision, who holds a tusk,
The lord with color of smoke who is armed with Vajrayudha and the goad,
The lord with a big paunch who destroys sufferings and dangers,
The Lord who is saluted by devas and who is worthy of all laws,
The worship is for Vinayak with the elephant face
Jai Ganesa, Jai Ganesa Deva

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