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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.


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By Swami Harshananda

Cākṣusi literally means ‘pertaining to the eye’.

The desire to acquire and use supernatural powers is a natural trait of human beings. It has given rise to a whole range of occult sciences.

One of the powers that is most fascinating and sought after is the clairvoyant power. It is the power to see anything that is taking place anywhere in the world as per one's will. This is called ‘cākṣuṣī’ in the ancient Sanskrit works.

The Mahābhārata[1] refers to it in the episode of Arjuna and a Gandharva hero Citraratha. Arjuna taught him about the fire missile (āgneyāstra) and learnt the cākṣuṣīvidyā from him.


  1. Mahābhārata 1.186
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore