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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.

Ek me anek, ek me anek

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Ek me aneak, ek me aneak
Har jagah usaka nazaar hai
Wohi tho ek sahara hai

Many in one, Many in one,
His sight is in every place,
He is the only help.

Phool me jaise kushubu samaya hai, woo sab me hai samaya
Dil ki dhadhkan me, woh gunjatha haar pal
Woh naas naas me samaya
Bhul jathe hai.. 2x
Woh Kitana paas tho hamare hai
Wohi tho ek sahara hai

Just like sweet smell is spread all over the flowers, he is spread on everybody,
In the beats of the heart, he makes sound every second
He is spread in each and every b nerve,
And we forget that how near he is to us,
He is the only help.

Saath hai apne, woh samane apane.. 2x
Voh hai tho, ham nahi hai
Dudna chodo, duniya ki mele me … 2x
Voh hai tho, hum nahi hai
Jaak ko andar..2 ki usane aaj bhi pukara hai
Wohi tho ek sahara hai

He is with you and he is very near us,
If He is there, we are not there,
Leave out searching in this tumult of the world,
If he is there, we are not there
Please make your inside awake
For he even called us today, He is the only help.

Yeh ek Paheli hai..2x
gurumukh se Jaani hai
Saab me huu, saab mujme hai
Bundh sagar me, sagar me bundh hai... 2x
Bundho me sagar bana hai..
Sagar bundh hai, ya sagar bundh me samaya hai
Wohi tho ek sahara

This is a riddle,
You have to learn it directly from Guru’s mouth,
I am in everything, Everything is in me,
A drop is in the ocean and ocean in the drop,
And the ocean is made by drops,
And the ocean is a drop or ocean pervades every drop,
He is the only help.