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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.

Gayiye Ganapathi Jagvandan

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Gaayiye Ganpathi Jag vandhan
Sankar Suvan Bhavani ke Nandan

Sing about that Ganapathi who is saluted by the universe,
Who is the dear son of Sun-like Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi

Sidhi sadan Gaja vadan Vinayal,
Krupa sindhu sundar sab laayak

Vinayaka, the elephant-faced one who is the storehouse of powers.
Who is an ocean of mercy, who is pretty, and who brings everything

Modhak priya mudh mangal datha,
Vidhya varidhi Budhi vidatha

He who likes Modhaka, He who grants prosperity and auspiciousness,
Who is an ocean of knowledge and one who gives intelligence.

Maangath THulasidas kar Jori.
Bashee Rama Siyaa manasa mere

Thulsidas saluting him, told him,
It is enough because Sita and Rama are mine.

गाइये गणपति जगवंदन |
शंकर सुवन भवानी के नंदन ॥

गाइये गणपति जगवंदन...

सिद्धि सदन गजवदन विनायक |
कृपा सिंधु सुंदर सब लायक॥

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मोदक प्रिय मुद मंगल दाता |
विद्या बारिधि बुद्धि विधाता॥

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मांगत तुलसीदास कर जोरे |
बसहिं रामसिय मानस मोरे ॥

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