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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.

Bega Baro

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Bega baro


Vadhiraja Theertha

Translated by


Raga Ananda Bhairavi
Tala aadi


Bega baro , Bega baro , neela megha varna,
Bega baro, Bega baro, Velapurada chenna


1.Indira Ramana Govinda , bega baro,
Nandana kanda Mukunda , bega baro

2.Dhiri udhara gambheera , bega baro,
Hara alankara raghu veera, bega baro,

3.Ranga uthunga nrusinga bega baro,
Gangeya padedha Panduranga , bega baro

4.Sidha samrudha aniruddha bega baro,
Hattaneridha presidha , bega baro

5.Havya vijaya sahaya , bega baro,
Uragadrivasa haya vadana , bega baro

English translation


Come quickly, Come quickly, Oh God of the colour of blue cloud,
Come quickly, Come quickly, Oh dear one from Vela pura


1. Come quickly Govinda who makes Lakshmi happy,
Come quickly Mukunda, the son of Nanda

2. Come quickly the majestic one who lifted the mountain,
Come quickly the great Rama who was decorated in green.

3. Come quickly The Narasimha who was energized by war,
Come quickly Pandu Ranga who did not touch Ganges

4. Come quickly the powerful Anirudha who has plenty,
Come quickly the famous one who threw *****

5. Come quickly the one who helped Arjuna
Come quickly the horse faced one who lived on snake mountain*
**** Meaning not clear * reference not clear

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