Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195665988
In this collection of essays on cultural psychology, Sudhir Kakar analyses various facets of Indian identity through sources as diverse as case studies, Indian myths and legends, and popular cinema.
These essays reflect his enduring interest in exploring and understanding the Indian psyche through a cultural and psychoanalytic investigation of ideas concerning identity and sexuality.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
Kakar’s books have laid bare the Indian psyche, and shown how Indian culture, society and family structure condition our behavior as adults…elegant prose, displaying a narrative that grips the lay readers.
An indispensable psychoanalytic guide to the involutions of the Indian psyche (male and Female)…Kakar remains our foremost analyst, a latter-day Freud or our troubled times.
Written in a lucid and gripping manner…Culture & Psyche is a serious study of India’s family values.
Kakar brings a freshness and new insight into the book.
Culture in Psychoanalysis (1995)
Encounters of the Psychological Kind: Freud, Jung, and India (1994)
Psychoanalysis and Non-Western Cultures (1987)
Clinical Work and Cultural Imagination (1994)
The Maternal-Feminine in Indian Psychoanalysis (1989)
Maternal Enthrallment: Two Case Histories (1979, 1980)
The Search for Middle Age in India (1994)
Modernity and Female Childhood (1995)