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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.

Jai Sadananda Yadhu Natha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This is a prayer to Sai Baba. Thursday is considered to be the most auspicious day to pray to him.

Jay sadhaanandha yadhunaatha
Sakala vinutha raghunaatha
Rajata maha naga naatha
Pavanaathmaja sainaatha ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

Victory to the ever happy king of saints,
For he is the Lord of Raghu clan,
Recognized by every one,
He is the silvery lord of serpents
And He is the Lord Sai,
Who is the son of wind god... Victory to the ever happy king of saints.

Pathri grama sambhootha
Viprothama kula jaatha
Sarva sadhguno bhedha
Phakeera pushta vikhyatha ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

Born in the village called Pathri,
In a clan of great Brahmins,
He is beyond the six qualities
He is an itinerant saint,
Who is very famous... Victory to the ever happy king of saints

Desha muga priya baala
Divyaathbudha gana leela
Gnyana bhakthi vanamaala
Bhuvana manohara sheela ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

Darling lad who is the face of our land,
He performs holy and wonderful miracles,
He wears the forest garland of devotion and knowledge,
And performs the pretty acts in this world...Victory to the ever happy king of saints

Godhavari vana chaari
Nithya noothya bramhachaari
Sathya nanda vihaari
Sarva papa parihaari ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

He wanders in the forests round Godavari,
He is the very peculiar perennial bachelor,
He always dwells on the real joy,
And completely offsets all sins... Victory to the ever happy king of saints

gana panditha gosayi
divya dwarakaamaayi
thathwa mahodhadhi sai
Sri guru satguru sai ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

He is the greatly learned wandering monk,
Of the very holy Dwarakamai[1]
Who is Sai, the great ocean philosophy,
And also he is the great and noble teacher called Sai... Victory to the ever happy king of saints

Shakthi mukthi dhaadhaara
Bhaktha sidha sanchaara
Bhavitha bhavyaakaara
Bhava bandhana parihaara ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha

He presents us with strength and salvation,
He wanders with devotees and spiritual souls,
He makes to happen the future,
And he is the antidote for ills of domestic life... Victory to the ever happy king of saints

nimba kalpa tharu moola
vaasa krupa manimaala
mangiricha gopaala
paalaya thulasi maala ... Jai Sadananda Yadunatha 

He sits underneath a plant of lime,
He is the beaded chain of mercy
He is the gopala of the mountain of mind,
Who protects us with his garland of Thulasi... Victory to the ever happy king of saints


  1. Temple in Shirdi where Sai Baba lived