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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.

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Vasya Varahi Stotram

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Vasya Varahi Stotram

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( Here is a prayer from the atharvana Veda addressed to Varahi, the very fierce Goddess Varahi. It would be useful for people wanting to bring another person under his control. It was sent to me by my friend Mr.Justin Reynolds.)

Aswaroode, rakthavarne , smitha soumya mukhambuje,
Rajyasthree sarva janthoonaam vaseekarana nayike. 1

Oh red coloured Goddess who rides on a horse, who has a lotus like face with a pleasing smile,
Oh Goddess who attracts all the animals including the ladies of royalty.

Vaseekarana karyarhtaa puraa devena nirmitham,
THasmad vasya Vaarahi sarvanme vasa maanava. 2

This has been composed in olden times by the devas for attracting,
And so let the Varahi of attraction make all human beings attracted to me.

Yadhaa Raja mahajnam , vasathram, dhanam, maha vasu,
Mahyam dadhaathi vaarahi yadha thwam vasamaanaya. 3

Like the king gives I would give great wisdom, wealth and great position,
And l the Varahi would become your possession.

Anthar bahischa manasi , vyaapareshu sabashu cha ,
Yadhaa maamevam smarethi, thadaa vasyam vasam kuru 4

Inside and outside of the mind, in performing of my job and in great assemblies,
He who remembers me, for him I will attract others and put them under his control.

Chamaram, Dholikaam, chathram, Raja Chinnani yachathi,
Abheeshtam sampradho rajyam , yadha devi vasam kuru. 5

Chowries , Swings , fans and all other symbols of royalty,
And also fulfillment of desires would belong to one, If he makes Goddess under his control.

Manmatha smaranath Rama , rathiryathu mayaa saha,
Sthree rathneshu mahat prema thadhaa janaya kamadhe. 6

He who remembers with love , goddess lakshmi , rathi and along with me,
Would be able to create passion in a gem of a woman along with great love.

Mruga pakshyadhaya sarve , mam drushtwaa prema mohithaa,
Anugachathi maam eva , thwathprasadaadhyam kuru. 7

All animals and birds, if they see me, fall in great love to me,
And would follow me and so please shower your grace on me.

Vaseekarana kaarartha yathra yathra prayunchathi,
Sammohanartha vadhithwaa, thath karya thathra karshaya. 8

Whenever one makes efforts to attract others,
For bewitching them , after saluting me , he would achieve his object.

Vasamstheethi chaivathra , vasya karyeshu drusyathe ,
Thadhaa maam kuru vaarahi , Vasya karya pradarsya. 9

If one wants to have control on some one , he would engage in attracting him,
And I the Varahi would show my powers of attraction.

Vaseekarana banasthram, Bhakthytapadhvi nivaranam,
Thasmad vasyam varahi , jagat sarvam vasam kuru. 10

The bow and arrow of attraction also removes dangers due to devotion,
And so attract Varahi and make all the worlds under your control.

Vasya storam idham devyaa, trisandhyam ya paden nara,
Abheeshtam prapnuyaath vaktho ramam rajyam yadhapiva.

That man who reads this prayer of attraction addressed to the Goddess, in dawn, noon and dusk,
Would fulfill his desires, and at proper time would become the master of the country as well as a pretty

Ithi Adharva shikaayam vasya varahi stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer of attraction to varahi occurring in the Atharva Shikha.