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 The seven new, previously unpublished essays focus on the Indian mind and sexuality and the role of empathy in psychoanalysis and spiritual healing.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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
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 books have been translated into twenty languages around the world.