Overview for The Essential Sudhir Kakar
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 The seven new, previously unpublished essays focus on the Indian mind and sexuality and the role of empathy in psychoanalysis and spiritual healing.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.
Sudhir Kakar (Author)
Sudhir Kakar is a distinguished writer and psychoanalyst based in Delhi. He has taught at several leading universities in India, Europe and the United States. His many honours include the Goethe Medal, the Boyer Prize of the American Anthropological Association and the Bhaba, Nehru and ICSSR National Fellowships as well as fellowships with the Institutes of Advanced Studies, Princeton and Berlin. His many books, translated into languages round the world, include The Inner World; Shamans, Mystics and Doctors; Tales of Love, Sex and Danger; The Analyst and the Mystic; The Colours of Violence; Culture and Psyche; The Indian Psyche and The Ascetic of Desire.