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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.

Anugrahamu leni

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Anuragamu leni


Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by


Raga Saraswathi


Anuragamu leni manasula sujnanamu raathu


Ganulaina anthar jnanulakeuge kaani


Vaga vagaga pujiyinche variki trupthiyou reethi,
Saguna dhyanamu paini Soukhyamu Thyagaraja nutha

English translation


In the heart without love divine wisdom does not come.


Only for great scholars know the divine inner look,
And not those without love.


Like those who eat different varieties of food are not satiated,
Oh God loved by Thyagaraja, Those who worship one idol will get pleasure.