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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

AAdi poorathu uditha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Aadi poorathu Uditha

Translated by


(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)

Raga Kurinchi
Thala Mishra Chapu




1.Aadi porathu uditha Aandal nam kodhai,
Aani arangarudan Oonjal aadinal appothe

2.Padi pamalai thantha patta piran kothai,
Pani arangarudan aadinaal Appothe

English translation




1.Then itself our Kodhai born in the month of aadi,
In the star of pooram swung along with Ranganatha

2.That Kothat who sung about the great crowned God,
Swung then itself with Sri Ranga Natha.

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