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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.

EEve sutha ninnu vandi deivamu

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Eeva sutha nee vvandi daivamu
Kovur Pancha Rathna Keerthanam-5


Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by


Raga Sahana
Thala Aadhi


Eeva sutha nee vvandi daivamu
Nendu kanara


Bhavugamu kalki varthillu
Kovuri Sundaresa gireesa


Aasache ara nimishamu nee pura vasa mo naraseyuvarimathi
Vesadalellanu tholakinchi dana rasula nayuvulu
Bhoosura bhakthiyu thejamuna nosaki bhuvanamamnanthu keerthi kalkacheyu
Dasa varada Thyagaraja hrudaya nivasa chit vilasa Sundaresa.

English translation


I have not seen any God like you,
In this entire world


Oh Sundaresa of Kovur,
Who has grown with greatness and fame


To those men who stay at least for a half a minute in your town with devotion,
You remove all their problems, and give them wealth , long life,
Devotion towards Brahmins and great shining looks,
And make them famous through out the earth, oh Sundaresa who lives in the heart of Thyagaraja and has divine playful acts,