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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.

Kada theraratha manasa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Kada thera ratha manasa


Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by


Raga Thodi
Thala Aadhi


Kada thera latha manasa


Edaleka bhajana chesi nee,
Edakalku nijamu thappurala thelisi


Kala chitha loukikamanu srung
Kalamanthu thagalalakaye yuloo,
Kala pathiniki nija dhasuda
Velasillu Thyagaraja mada vini

English Translation


Oh mind , can you not get out of this mire,


Can you not without break sing prayers,
And know what is right and what is wrong.


Can you not become real slave to Krishna,
Who was tied to the mortar and not get chained,
To the path followed by bad people,
And follow the words of Thyagaraja.