Culture & Psyche - Selected Essays

Culture & Psyche - Selected Essays

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Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 135
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.


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.
-Indian Express

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.
-The Hindu

Written in a lucid and gripping manner…Culture & Psyche is a serious study of India’s family values.
-Sunday Observer

Kakar brings a freshness and new insight into the book.
-Business Line


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)