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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.

Manasa pooja karna rey

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Manasa Pooja Karnarey
(Hey, you have to worship with your mind)

Composed by
Prof B.Ramamurthy Rao

Translated by


Ragam : Darbari Kanada Thalam  : Adhi


Manasa pooja karnarey manva
Antharayami paramathmako (Manasa)

Hey Man, You have to worship with your mind,
The divine soul who is well within you.


Thanu manu dhanu sabu arapanu karumanu
Dhan daulath bandhu na avey antha kalame (Manasa)

Oh Man, you offer to him the body, the mind and all others,
For wealth, property and relation, do not come with you at the last moment.


Ramavatharmey mahima dikaya
Krishnavatharmey leela dhikaya
Ramayanmey bhakthi sikaya
Geetha sarame mukthi marga dikaya
Sri krishnadasko darshan paya (Manasa)

You showed your power in the incarnation of Rama,
You showed your sports in incarnation of Krishna,
In Ramayana you taught us devotion,
In the summary of Gita, you showed us the way to salvation,
And Krishna dasa got to see you.

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