Intimate Relations by Sudhir KakarIntimate Relations by Sudhir Kakar

Intimate Relations

bySudhir Kakar

Paperback | October 14, 2000

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Plumbing the hearts of women and men in India and exploring the relations they engage in, Sudhir Kakar gives us the first full-length study of Indian sexuality. His groundbreaking work explores India's sexual fantasies and ideals, the "unlit stage of desire where so much of our inner theater takes place." Kakar's sources are primarily textual, celebrating the primacy of the story in Indian life. He practices a cultural psychology that distills the psyches of individuals from the literary products and social institutions of Indian culture. These include examples of lurid contemporary Hindi novels; folktales; Sanskrit, Tamil, and Hindi proverbs; hits of the Indian cinema; Gandhi's autobiography; interviews with women from the slums of Delhi; and case studies from his own psychoanalytic practice. His attentive readings of these varied narratives from a vivid portrait of sexual fantasies and realities, reflecting the universality of sexuality as well as cultural nuances specific to India.
Title:Intimate RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:October 14, 2000Publisher:Repro Knowledgcast LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143432885

ISBN - 13:9780143432883

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