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Kakar, Sudhir

Works: 107 works in 448 publications in 5 languages and 7,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Miscellanea  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: RC451.I4, 616.8900954
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Publications about Sudhir Kakar
Publications by Sudhir Kakar
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Most widely held works by Sudhir Kakar
Shamans, mystics, and doctors : a psychological inquiry into India and its healing traditions by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Shamans, Mystics and Doctors is a detailed and thoroughly fascinating account of the many ways in which the ancient healing traditions of India'embodied in the rituals of shamans, the teachings of gurus and the precepts of the school of medicine known as Ayurveda'diagnose and treat emotional disorder. Drawing on three years of intensive fieldwork and his own psychoanalytic training and experience, Sudhir Kakar takes us into a world of Islamic mosques and Hindu temples, of assembled multitudes, and dingy, out-of-the-way consultation rooms a world where patients and healers blame evil spirits for emotional disturbances where dreams and symptoms that would be familiar to Freud are interpreted in terms of a myriad of deities and legends where trance-like "dissociation states" are induced to bring out and resolve the conflicts of repressed anger, lust and envy where proper grooming, diet, exercise and conduct are (and have been for centuries) seen as essential to the preservation of a healthy mind and body. As he witnesses the practitioners and their patients, as he elucidates the therapeutic systems on which their encounters are based, as he contrasts his own Western training and biases with evidence of his eyes (and the sympathies of his heart), Kakar reveals the universal concerns of these individuals and their admittedly foreign cultures'people we can recognize and feel for, people (like their Western counterparts) trying to find some balance between the pressures and rewards of the external world and the fantasies and desires of the internal. This is a major work of cultural interpretation, a book that challenges (and should enhance) our understanding of therapy, mental health and individual freedom
The inner world : a psycho-analytic study of childhood and society in India by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasies - the dynamic content of the inner world - occupy the deepest recesses of the psyche. It is through introspection and empathy, essential to psychotherapy, that the outside observer can grasp the meaning of the inner world of an individual
Frederick Taylor: a study in personality and innovation by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
The colors of violence : cultural identities, religion, and conflict by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Through riveting case studies, Kakar explores cultural stereotypes, religious antagonisms, ethnocentric histories, and episodic violence to trace the development of both Hindu and Muslim identities. He argues that in early childhood the social identity of every Indian is grounded in traditional religious identifications and communalism. Together these bring about deep-set psychological anxieties and animosities toward the other
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Ancient classical work on sex
Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Tales of love, sex & danger by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Nature of erotic love in literature; a study of some famous love stories
The analyst and the mystic : psychoanalytic reflections on religion and mysticism by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Identity and adulthood by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 libraries worldwide
The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
"The Kamasutra is the most widely read treatise on sex ever written, although the man who chronicled all there was to experience between men and women remains a mystery. In The Ascetic of Desire, Sudhir Kakar tells the story of the Kamasutra's author, Vatsyayana, and his times - the fourth century A.D., considered the golden age of Indian history." "In The Ascetic of Desire, the elusive sage Vatsyayana recounts his youth to a pupil, the son of a Brahmin scholar, who is embarking on his first exploration of the sensual life. The young man, planning to write Vatsyayana's biography, listens dutifully as Vatsyayana shares stories of a childhood spent largely in the brothel where his favorite aunt worked. There Vatsyayana gained his first, indelible impressions of sexual artifice and the arousal of desire. Side by side with the unfolding of Vatsyayana's life is the story of a young man's coming of age, as the pupil finds, to his consternation, that his own life has begun to reflect and parallel the ascetic's narrative. At the point where their stories intersect, the unexpected happens."--Jacket
Mad and divine : spirit and psyche in the modern world by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Ecstasy by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The seeker : a novel by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of Indias struggle for independence, this poignant historical novel re-creates the extraordinary true-life relationship between an upper-class British woman and Mahatma Gandhi
The essential writings of Sudhir Kakar by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
On psycoanalysis and culture
Conflict and choice; Indian youth in a changing society by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Culture and psyche : selected essays by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and German and held by 129 libraries worldwide
In Indian context
Indian childhood : cultural ideals and social reality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Die Inder : Porträt einer Gesellschaft by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Die Autoren stellen die Frage nach der indischen Identität und bieten ein Gesamtbild der modernen indischen Gesellschaft
Die Gewalt der Frommen : zur Psychologie religiöser und ethnischer Konflikte by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The essential Sudhir Kakar by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
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Kakar, S. 1938-
Kakar, Sudhir, 1938-
Kakars, Sudhirs
Sudhir Kakar.
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English (249)
German (13)
French (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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