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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.

Adhivo alladhivo

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Adhivo alladhivo



Translated by


Raga Hindola
Thala Aadhi


Adhivo alladhivo harivasamu,
Padhi velu seshula pada gala mayamu


1.Adhe Venkatachala makila unnathamu,
Adhivo Brahmadhula ka apurupamu,
Adhivo nithya nivasa magilamunalagu,
Nadhe choodudathe mokkudanandha mayamu.

2.Chengada nalladhivo Sesha chalamu,
Ninginunna deva thala nija vasamu,
Mungida nallathilo moolanunna dhanamu,
Bhangaru chikarala Bahu Brahma mayamu.

3.Kaivalya padhamu Vengada naga madhivo,
Sri Vengada pathiki sirulainathi,
Bhavimpa sakala sampath roopa mathilo,
Bhavana mulagella pavana mayamu.

English translation


Is this the place where Sri Hari lives,
I see Adhisesha’s ten thousand hoods.


1.There is the mighty Venkatachala ,
There it is which is rare even to Brahma and others,
There is the permanent abode of all sages,
There I am seeing it filled with salvation and joy.

2. There you see the black Seshachala Mountain,
Which is the constant abode of all devas,
And right in front is the hidden treasure,
With its golden peaks and is full of Brahmam,

3.And there is Venkata Giri the way to salvation,
Which is the head of Venkitachalapathy ,
Who considers it as a place of all his wealth,
And for all the word , it is filled with divine good.