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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.

Adhi kathu manasa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Adhi kathu bhajana manasa


Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by


Raga Yadu kula Khambothi
Thala Aadhi


Adhi kathu Bhajana manasa


Yethalonensu dokkati,
Payyedha kalkinathiso nokati


Goppa thanamugai yasa,
Kuthsitha vishaya pibhasa,
Meppulagai bahuvesa midi
Yuppathil letharu Thyagaraja vinutha.

English translation


Oh mind that is not Bhajana*
*Mass prayer singing


What is thought in the mind is one,
And what is got as charity is another


Desire for a great position,
Interest in base and bad things,
Putting on acts so that others appreciate
Is this Bhajana, Oh Rama who is sung by Thyagaraja

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