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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.

Devaki Nandana

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Deavaki Nandana


Sage Purandara Dasa

Translated by


Raga Ragamalika
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi (Sindhu Bhairavi)

Devaki Nandana , nanda Mukunda
Nandhitha muni jana nithyananda


Nidamothara navaneetha chora,
Gagapathi Vahana jagadothara


1.Makara kundala dara mohana vesha (Bhaggasri)
Riukmani vallabha pandava posha.

2.Shanka chakra dara mohana vesha, (Valachi)
Pankaja lochana paramananda

3.Kamsa mardhana kousthuba abarana (Saranga)
Hamsa vahana poojitha charana

4.Varada belapura chenna prasanna (Sindhu Bhairavi)
Purandata vittala guna paripoorna

English translation


Son of Devaki , son of Nanda,
The perennial joy of the saluting sages


He who lifts people from sin,
He who steals fresh butter,
He who travels on king of birds
He who uplifts the earth.


1.He who wears ear studs and is very pretty,
He who is husband of Rukmani and helper of Pandavas.

2.He who holds conch and Wheel and is pretty,
He who has lotus like eyes, He who is the ultimate joy

3. He who killed Kamsa, he who wears Kousthubha
He whose feet is worshipped by Brahma

4.He who blesses , he who is well pleased in Belapura,
He who is Purandara Vittala , He whose character is complete.

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