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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.

Eesh hame detha hai

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Eesh hamen detha hai sab kuch, Hum bhi tho kuch dhena Seekhe

God gives us lot of things, Let us also learn to give some things.

Suraj hamen Roshni detha, hava nava jeevan dethi hai, Bookh mitne ko hum sab ki darthi par hothi kethi hai, Auron ka bhi ho jisme hum isa kuch karna seekhe.

Sun gives us light, the wind gives us new life, For mitigating hunger farming is done on this earth, Let there be good for others also for which let us learn to something

Garmi ki thapthi doophar may Ped sadaa dethe hai chaya,
Suman Sugandh sadaa dethe hai hum sub ko phoolon ki mala,
Thyagi tharuvon ki jeevan se hum parahith kuch karna seekhe.

When the sun is scorching us with heat, the tree gives us shade, The garland of flowers always gives us scent which makes our mind happy, From the life of these sacrificing plants, let us also learn do something good for others.

Jo unpada hai, unhe padayiye, jo chupa hai unhe vani dheejiye,
Pichada gaye jo unhe badayiye samsaratha bhav jaga dhe,
Hame mehanath ki dheepajalakar ujala karna seeke.

Educate them who are unread, give voice to people who cannot talk, Bring forward those are lagging behind, Make rise the feeling of universal family,

We must learn how to light the lustrous lamp of ceaseless work.