India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OIP)

Hardcover | February 27, 2015

bySudhir Kakar, Ramin Jahanbegloo

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Flowing effortlessly from Sudhir Kakar's descriptions of his early life in undivided India to discussions on the Indian psyche and sexuality, India Analysed discusses Kakar's views on secularism and modern Indian leaders such as Gandhi and Nehru wherein he brings to bear his intellect on awide range of issues such as philosophy, Indian culture and tradition, and the Partition, and, in doing so, reveals the psychological make-up of the contemporary Indian. Part of Ramin Jahanbegloo's series of interviews with prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought, this candid and freewheeling conversation demystifies many of the complex ideas of the eminent psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar.

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Flowing effortlessly from Sudhir Kakar's descriptions of his early life in undivided India to discussions on the Indian psyche and sexuality, India Analysed discusses Kakar's views on secularism and modern Indian leaders such as Gandhi and Nehru wherein he brings to bear his intellect on awide range of issues such as philosophy, Indian...

Sudhir Kakar is a psychoanalyst, novelist, and scholar in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion. Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Iranian philosopher, currently teaches in the Department of Political Science at York University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:108 pagesPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsCapturing the Indian Psyche by Ramin JahanbeglooI/ From Uttarakhand to HarvardAn Innocent WorldViolence from AfarThe Partition TraumaImagining GandhiEncounters with SpiritualityAn Idea of GermanyThe Beautiful Mind of Eric EricksonBetween Gandhi and FreudII/ The Making of an Indian AnalystCommon Shared ValuesReading Freud in IndiaJung in the Mirror of IndiansThe Art of being an Analyst in Indian CultureThe Role of the SacredA Guru CultureLiving with Cultural SchizophreniaIII/ Between Private and PublicModern India and Traditional MoralityThe Fear of SexualityThe Ganesha ComplexHindu Myths and SexualityThe World of the KamasutraIV/ The Message of IndiaA Loving Critical EyeA New Indian StruggleIndia and its DiscontentsThe Art of IndiannessA Dialogue between Religion and SecularismV/ SERENITY UNDER FIREThe Mechanisms of Enemy-creatingThe Pure and the ImpureSuffering and CureA Fragile WorldThe Erotics of Non-ViolenceTowards a Spiritual CenturyA Peaceful EyeAbout the Authors