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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Chalamela Jesevayya


Mullai Veedu Ranga Swamy Nattuvanar

Translated by


Raga Natakurinji
Thala Aadi

(This is a Varnam , a type of song written for accompanying Bharatha Natya)


Chalamela jesevayyaa ma rangayya


Kala kalamu nee padamule,
Gathiyanni nammi yudaga


Nannu Brova Neeku Bharama

English Translation


My Lord Ranga, Do not keep this grudge on me


When I for all times believed that,
Your feet is the only protection


Is protecting me a great burden to you.