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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.

Deva Banda

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Deva Banda


Saint Purandara dasa

Translated by


Raga Shankarabharanam
Thala Aadi


Deva Banda, Namma Swami Bandano
Devara deva Shikhamani Bandano
Deva Banda Namma Swami


Uraga Sayana Banda
Garuda Gamana Banda
Nara golidava Banda
Narayana Banda


Pakshi vahana Banda
Lakshmi Ramana Banda
Akshaya phalada lakshsma Naga raja Banda
Nigama kosara Banda
Nithya Trupathanu Banda
Nagemuka purandara vittala Bandhano

English translation


God came , our Lord came,
The greatest god of gods came
God came, our Lord


He who sleeps on snake came
He who travels on Garuda came
The one who makes hell shine came
Narayana came

He who uses birds to travel came
He who entertains Lakshmi came
He who is king of serpents with non decaying benefits came
He came for making a conclusion
He who is always happy came
The ever smiling Purandara Vittala came.