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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.

Ananda anandam ananadame

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Anandam, Anandam , Anandame

Translated by


(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage.)

Raga Bhairavi
Thala aadhi


Anandam, Anandam , Anandame
Paramanandam Anandam, Anandame


Sri Ramanum Mana magan aanaare,
Namma Janaki Mana magal aanale,
Vandavarkum parthavarkkum Anandam,
Seethaikkum Ramanukkum Aanandam,
Naam cheytha pooja phalavum,
Indru palithathamma.

English translation


Joy, joy and only joy
Divine Joy , joy and only joy.


Sri Rama became a bride groom,
Our Sita has become his bride,
For those who have come and,
To those who have seen there is joy,
Joy for Sita as well as Rama,
And today we have attained,
The fruits of all our worship.