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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.

Bhakthi Charithamu vinave

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Bhakthuni charithramu vinave


Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by


Raga Pyakadai
Thala Aadhi


Bhakthuni charithramu vinave
Manasa Sitha Rama


Aasakthi kela thakoru suji,
Van mukthudai yanandhamu nondhu


1.Japathapamulutha jesithi nanaraathu adhi kakka mari
kapadathmudu manamai palkaraathu,
Upamadanukku lekayunda vale nani oorayura thiruga ka raathu,
Chapala chithudai yalusu thulapai saregu parama kaaraatha ne hari

2.Bhava vibhavamu nija mani yemcha karaathu adhikaramari
Shiva Madhava bhedha mucheyaka rathu
Bhuvanamanthu thane yoga yuda nani pomki potta saaka rathu
Bhvanaath maja drudhamou Sithapathi pada mulanuye marathathu hari

3.Rajasa thamasa gunamulku karathu athikaakanusu
Vyaja munanu raaletha nakaaraa thu
Rajayoga margamu nee chithamu raja chooda vida vakaarathu
Raja shikamaniyai nathyaga Raja sakuni mara varaathane Hari.

English translation


Oh mind Please hear the story of ,
The devotee of Sita Rama

Giving away as much as he can,
And getting satisfied with what he has,
He gets the happiness of a soul getting salvation


1.He does the chanting and meditation properly,
Does not have any deceit in his mind,
Does not go from place to place and say there is none like him,
Does not with a feeble mind get attached to home and wealth, Oh Hari

2.He would not think that what is happening is the truth,
Also he will not have differences between Vishnu and Shiva in his mind,
He does not spend time by telling he is the only respectable one
He never forgets devotion to the feet caught hold by Hanuman, Oh Hari

3.He does not get the base and regal qualities at any time,
And thinks that everything comes to us due to Karma,
He keeps the method of Raja yoga in his mind and thinks of God,
And will never forget Rama who is the friend of Thyagaraja of Thiruvarur.