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Kakar, Sudhir

Works: 107 works in 459 publications in 5 languages and 7,993 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Miscellanea  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, 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 1,024 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 776 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 )
8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 libraries worldwide
The colors of violence : cultural identities, religion, and conflict by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
For decades India has been intermittently tormented by brutal outbursts of religious violence, thrusting thousands of ordinary Hindus and Muslims into bloody conflict. In this provocative work, psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar exposes the psychological roots of Hindu-Muslim violence and examines with grace and intensity the subjective experience of religious hatred in his native land
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Ancient classical work on sex
Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
19 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 349 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 )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Identity and adulthood by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 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 263 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."--BOOK 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 256 libraries worldwide
Ecstasy by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Sudhir Kakar, a renowned psychoanalyst and the author of the acclaimed The Ascetic of Desire, brings a penetrating understanding of philosophy, religion, and the human psyche to his evocative second novel, Ecstasy. Ram Das Baba, as his devotees call him, is the son of a devout Brahmin family. He spends a lifetime seeking spiritual knowledge and his journey is filled with illuminating visions, severe tribulations, and an unwavering faith. His destiny as a highly evolved Sadhu is fulfilled through ordeals of monastic bliss, tantric awakening, madness, and transexuality. But as his life nears its end he meets a young man who belongs to a very different India and a profound relationship develops
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
The seeker : a novel by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 146 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
Conflict and choice; Indian youth in a changing society by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Indian childhood : cultural ideals and social reality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Culture and psyche : selected essays by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
In Indian context
Die Inder : Porträt einer Gesellschaft by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Die Autoren stellen die Frage nach der indischen Identität und bieten ein Gesamtbild der modernen indischen Gesellschaft
The essential Sudhir Kakar by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Die Gewalt der Frommen : zur Psychologie religiöser und ethnischer Konflikte by Sudhir Kakar( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 71 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kakar, S. 1938-
Kakar, Sudhir 1938-
Kakars, Sudhirs
Sudhir Kakar.
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English (253)
German (13)
French (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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