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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.

Aadum chidambaramo

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Adum Chidambaramo


Gopalakrishna Bharathi

Translated by


Raga Behag
Thala aadi


Adum Chidambaramo, Ayyan,
Koothadum Chidambaramo


Adum Chidambaram anbar kalikkave,
Nadum Chidambaram Namashiva yendru


1.Yarum ariyamal ambala vanan ara shiradiyar
Parkka, Sevadi thooki nindru,

2.Bala Krishyna potrum ,pani mathi sadayinar,
Tala Maddalam poda Thatha thai yenave.

English Translation


Is it the dancing Chidambaram
Is it the Chidambaram where our Lord Dances.


It is the dancing Chidambaram, for entertaining devotees,
It is the Chidambaram where people desire to say Namashivaya

1.Lord shiva without any one knowing ,
Dances lifting his feet so that good devotes see it.

2.The lord with crescent in his hand
Who is appreciated by Lord Bala Krishna,
Along with the drums keeping the beat ,
Dances making sound Thatha thai,