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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.

Bandadella barali

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Bandadella Barali


Sage Purandara Dasa

Translated by


Raga Kapi
Thala Aadhi

Bandhadhella Barali , Govindana daya,


Mandharadhara Govinda mukundana,
Sandharshana ondhiddhare salade


Singana hegaleri sakakekari bangayeke,
Rangana daya ullavake bhaya bhangada
Bhayakeva hange, mangala mahima
Sri Purandara vittala rangana daya
Ondhidhare salade?

English translation


Let all this things that have happened , happen,
Let us have the merciful grace on us.


Is it not only sufficient if we have the visit of grace,
Of the one who lifted Mandhara mountain,
The Govinda and the God Mukunda.


Why should be there fear of the lion,
Getting on the top of the elephant
If there is mercy of Ranga With us?
For them fear , problems and road blocks,
Would not be there because,
Of mercy of Purandara Vitala , the Ranga.
Is this not only sufficient?