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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.

Adhi Sesha Sayana

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Adishesha Shayana
(He who lies down on Adhi Sesha)

Composed by
Prof B.Ramamurthy Rao

Translated by


Ragam : Mohana Kalyani Thalam  : Dadra


Adishesha shayana sri ranganatha
Adhyantha rahitha sri ranga vihara (Adishesha)

Ranganatha who lies down on Adhi Sesha,
And he who lives in Sri Ranga ,
Does not have a beginning or end.


Veda sannutha pada sri jagannatha
Goda sthuthi priya sri bhu-ramana (Adishesha)

The Lord of the world, whose feet are worshipped by Vedas,
The attractor of the world who likes prayers of Andal.


Seshavathara jagadoddhara vi—
Sesha dhanur masa parama pada dwara
Vedantha deshika kavitha sara
Ramanuja sri Krishna dasa jana vanditha (Adishesha)

The one who was born as Sesha and one who lifted the earth,
Specially opens the door of heaven in the month of Dhanu*,
And he is the essence of the poems of Vedantha Desika,
And is saluted by Ramanuja, Krishnadasa and his people.