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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

A prayer to the very pleasing Lakshmi. Lakshmi is personification of movement. She keeps on shifting herself. In this prayer which consists of 12 names of Lakshmi, she is requested to stay stable in our home.

Trilokya poojithe devi kamala, Vishnu vallabhe,
Yaya thawam achalaa Krishne thathaabhava mayee sthiraa,., 1

Oh Goddess who is worshipped in all the three worlds,
Oh Kamala, Oh Consort of Lord Vishnu,
Oh Consort of Krishna, If only you are stable,
And be with me permanently.

Kamala chanchala Lakshmi chalaa bhoothir hari Priya,
Padma Padmaalayaa samyak uchai sri Padma dharini,., 2

Oh Kamala, Oh unstable one, Oh Laksmi,
Oh Goddess who moves, Oh Goddess of prosperity,
Oh Darling of Hari,, Oh Padma, Oh goddess who lives in lotus,
Oh Goddess who is pleasant, Oh Goddess who is exalted,
Oh Goddess of wealth, Oh Goddess who holds a lotus.

Dwadasaithani naamani Lakshmi samppojya ya padeth,
Sthiraa Lakshmir bhaved thasya puthra dhara abhi saha,., 3

If these twelve names of Lakshmi are read and worshipped,
Lakshmi would be stable and he would be with wife and son.

Ithi Sri dakshinaa Lakshmi stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram