The Essential Sudhir Kakar

Hardcover | July 30, 2011

bySudhir Kakar

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This volume includes some of the path-breaking essays by well-known psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar on themes ranging from Hindu childhood, modern mysticism, and India's healing traditions to male-female relations and Hindu-Muslim violence. The seven new, previously unpublished essays focus on theIndian mind and sexuality and the role of empathy in psychoanalysis and spiritual healing. The volume includes a comprehensive Introduction by Manasi Kumar to Sudhir Kakar's large corpus of work and an interview that seeks to unravel the making of India's most well-known psychoanalyst.

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This volume includes some of the path-breaking essays by well-known psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar on themes ranging from Hindu childhood, modern mysticism, and India's healing traditions to male-female relations and Hindu-Muslim violence. The seven new, previously unpublished essays focus on theIndian mind and sexuality and the role of em...

Sudhir Kakar is a psychoanalyst and writer who lives in Goa, India. Sudhir Kakar's seventeen books of non-fiction and five of fiction include Inner World, Culture and Psyche, Shamans, Mystics and Doctors, The Analyst and the Mystic, The Colors of Violence as also the novels The Ascetic of Desire, Ecstacy. and Mira and the Mahatma. His ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.3 inPublished:July 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198072457

ISBN - 13:9780198072454

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Table of Contents

Manasi Kumar: IntroductionChildhood and Identity1. Mothers and Infants2. The Hierarchical Man3. The Indian MindCulture and Healing4. Lord of the Spirit World5. The Guru as Healer6. The Body Image7. Empathy in Psychoanalysis and Eastern Spiritual TraditionsPsychoanalysis aand Culture8. Clinical Work and Cultural Imagination9. The Maternal-Feminine in Indian Psychoanalysis10. Culture in Psychoanalysis: A Personal JourneyErotic Love11. Indian Sexuality12. Lovers in the Dark13. Gandhi and WomenPsychobiography14. Ramakrishna and the Mystical Experience15. Childhood of a Spiritually Incorrect Guru: RajneeshReligion and Psyche16. Religious Conflict in the Modern Worl17. The Resurgence of ImaginationMadhu Sarin: Interview with Sudhir KakarNotes and ReferencesBibliographyIndex