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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.

Sri Shukra Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Shukra is the planet Venus of modern times. He is the Guru of Asuras. The time when he stays in sixth, seventh, and Tenth house from the moon is slightly troublesome. People are requested to chant this Stotra during that time.

Shukra, kavya. Shukraretha, shuklambara dara, sudhee,
Himabha kundha dawala, shubramsu, Shukla bhooshana., 1

Shukra, He who is poetic, He who is virile like fire,
He who wears white silks, He who does good acts,
He who is like ice, he who is as white as Jasmine flowers,
He who is very neat and he who decorates himself in white.

Neethigno neethi krun meethi marga agami grahadhipa,
Usana Veda Vedanga paraga, kavirathmavidh., 2

He who is just, he who dispenses justice, he who goes by just path,
He who is the Lord of all planets, He who sings Vedas,
He who is an expert in Vedas and he who has a poetic soul.

Bharghava, karuna Sindhu jnana gamya sutha pradha,
Shukrasyethani namani shukram smruthwa thu ya padeth., 3

He who is son of Bhrugu, he who is the sea of mercy,
He who ravels towards wisdom, he who blesses us with sons.
If these names of Shukra are read with him in our mind,

Ayur dhanam sukham puthran lakshmim vasathimuthamam,
Vidhyam chaiva swayam thasmai shukrasthushto dadathi hi., 4

Life, money, pleasure, son and wealth would be with him,
He would be learned and Shukra would be pleased him and give him all he wants.

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