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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.

Brahma Kadukina Padamu

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Brahma Kadugina padamu



Translated by


Raga Mukari
Tala Aadhi


Brahma kadugina padamu,
Brahmamu thaneni padamu


1.Chelgi vasudha golisanadhi padamu,
Balithala mopina padamu,
Thalakka gaganamu thannina padamu
Pala ripu kasina Padamu

2.Kamini papamukadugina padamu
Pamudala needina padamu,
Premapu sri sathi bisikedi padamu,
Pamidi thuragapu padamu.

3.Parama yogulakku pari pari vidhamula,
Vara mosa keti nee padamu,
Thiru Vengada giri thiramani chopia,
Parama padamu nee padamu.

English translation


The feet that were washed by Brahma,
The feel which is itself Brahmam.


1.That feet which has won back the earth,
The feet that was recognized by Maha Bali
Which hit the skies according to the beats,
And that feet which defeated many enemies.

2.That feet which washed of the sin of Manmatha,
Those feet which danced on the head of a snake,
Those feet which was caressed by Lakshmi,
Those feet which cannot be easily attained.

3.Your feet is that which in many different ways,
Gave boons to the great sages,
And your great feet is the feet of divinity,
Which showed Vengada giri is the last step of salvation.

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