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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.

Tri sloki Gita

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Many savants believe that the verses number 16,17 and 18 from the chapter number 15 which details “the sign of the supreme personality” of Bhagwad Gita is the essence of Gita.

Dwavimou purushou loke,
Ksharakshara eva cha,
Kshara sarvani bhoothani,
Kootastho aakshara eva cha., 15-16

Two type of men exist,
The fallible and infallible,
All living things are fallible,
And infallible among them are those,
Who are merged with the principle of God.

Uthamam purushasthwanya,
Yo loka trayamavisya,
Bibhartha vyaya Iswara., 15-17

But greatest among those is another,
Supreme self, who is said to be,
That lord who is spread all over,
And maintains the three parts of the universe.

Yasmath kshara matheetho aham,
Aksharathapi chothama,
Atho asmo loke Vede cha,
Praditha purushothama., 15-18 

Because I am beyond the fallible one,
And greatest among the infallible ones,
The world and the books of Vedas,
Call me as the most supreme personality.