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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.

Govinda niina

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Govinda ninna


Saint Purandara dasa

Translated by


Raga Jana Sammohini
Thala Aadhi


Govinda ninna namave chanda ,
Govinda ninna namve Chanda


Anurenu trana kashta paripurna Govinda
Nirmalathmanagi iruvade Aananda


Srushti sthithi laya karana Govinda
Pari mahimeya tilivuvude Ananda
Parama purusha Sri Purandara vittalana
Hingada dasara saluhuvude Ananda

Emnglish translation


Govinda , your name is pretty
Govunda your name is pretty


Oh Govinda who removes even atom like problems,
To have a clean mind is indeed perfect joy


Oh Govinda , who takes care of creation , upkeep and destruction,
Understanding your greatness is indeed perfect joy
And moving in friendship with the slaves of the God,
Purandara vittala is indeed perfect joy.