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Kakar, Sudhir

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Shamans, mystics, and doctors : a psychological inquiry into India and its healing traditions by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

62 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudhir Kakar, a psychoanalyst and scholar, brilliantly illuminates 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
The inner world : a psycho-analytic study of childhood and society in India by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasties -- 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. This thought-provoking book examines the network of social roles, traditional values, customs, and kinship rules with which the threads of Indian psychological development are interwoven. In doing so, it reveals important aspects of Indian society, myth, rituals, fables, and arts. It looks at Hindu infancy and childhood in order to show how these are shaped within a specific cultural context
Frederick Taylor : a study in personality and innovation by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

21 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colors of violence : cultural identities, religion, and conflict by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member 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
Tales of love, sex & danger by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the complexities of love and the nature of erotic passion as these appear in the great love stories of the world. Revised and updated, this new edition, published after a gap of 25 years, includes an Epilogue which re-evaluates the authors' assertions about romantic and erotic love in the context of contemporary psychoanalysis and modern literary theory
Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analyst and the mystic : psychoanalytic reflections on religion and mysticism by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this original contribution to the psychology of religion, the Indian psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar focuses on the phenomenon of ecstatic mysticism. Reviewing and revising traditional Freudian views of religion and drawing on the work of "relational" theorists such as Winnicott and Kohut, Kakar compares the mystical journey to the analytical process. In both he sees a creative immersion, with its potential risk of phases of chaos and disintegration. The centerpiece of The Analyst and the Mystic is the absorbing story of the nineteenth-century Bengali mystic and Hindu saint Sri Ramakrishna. Using Ramakrishna's life as a case study, Kakar discusses in depth three interacting factors that he feels may be essential in the making of an ecstatic mystic: particular life historical experiences, the presence of a specific artistic or creative gift, and a facilitating cultural environment
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient classical work on sex
Identity and adulthood by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of papers discussed at a seminar held by the Indian Council of Social Science Research in Delhi, 1977; includes the text of the 1st Vikram Sarabhai Memorial lecture
The ascetic of desire : a novel of the Kamasutra by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member 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
Ecstasy by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean works in a garage and consoles herself with drink and perfunctory sex. Jean's insistent neighbour, Dawn, and Dawn's Irish labourer husband Mick, and Mick's spineless mucker, Len, all join her in a funny, drunken, sad celebration of their mutual affection and bleak lives
Mad and divine : spirit and psyche in the modern world by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mad and Divine looks at the interplay between spirit and psyche and the moments of creativity and transformation that occur when the spirit overcomes desire and narcissism. Sudhir Kakar examines this relationship in religious rituals and healing traditions - both Eastern and Western - as well as in the lives of some extraordinary men: the mystic and guru Rajneesh, Gandhi, and the Buddhist saint Drukpa Kunley."--BOOK JACKET
The seeker : a novel by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
Culture and psyche : selected essays by Sudhir Kakar( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Indian context
Imaginations of death and the beyond in India and Europe by Afterdeath International Conference Figurations of Afterlife( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores current images of afterlife/afterdeath and the presence of the dead in the imaginations of the living in Indian and European traditions. Specifically, it focuses on the deepest and most fundamental uncertainty of human existence--the awareness of human mortality, on which depends any assignment of meaning to earthly existence as also to notions of worldly and otherworldly salvation. This central idea is addressed in the literature, arts, audiovisual media and other cultural artefacts of the two traditions. The chapters are based on two main assumptions: First, that one cannot report on the direct experience of death; so it is only possible to speak allegorically of it. Second, in contemporary Western societies, marked by structural atheism, people look at literature, the arts and mass media to study their depiction and reading of traditionally religious questions of disease, death and the Beyond. This is in contrast to Asian civilizations whose preoccupation with death and Beyond is persistent and perhaps central to the civilizations' highest thought. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of disciplinary approaches, from psychoanalysis to religious, anthropological, literary and film studies, from sociology and philosophy to art history, and address issues of unsettling power: comforting illusions of afterlife; the relations between afterlife and fertility; visions of technological immortalization of mankind; the problem of thinking about death after the "death of God"; socialist utopias of bodily immortality; fear of Hell and punishment; different concepts in relating the living and the dead; near-death experiences; and cultural practices of spiritualism, occultism and suicide
The essential writings of Sudhir Kakar by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On psycoanalysis and culture
Kamasutra : a new, complete English translation of the Sanskrit text : with excerpts from the Sanskrit Jayamangala commentary of Yashodhara Indrapada, the Hindi Jaya commentary of Devadatta Shastri, and explanatory notes by the translators by Vātsyāyana( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kamasutra is the oldest extant textbook of erotic love. But it is more than a book about sex. It is about the art of living--about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs--and also, of course, about the many and varied positions available to lovers in sexual intercourse and the pleasures to be derived from each. The Kamasutra was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, sometime in the third century, probably in North India. It combines an encyclopedic coverage of all imaginable aspects of sex with a closely observed sexual psychology and a dramatic, novelistic narrative of seduction, consummation, and disentanglement. Best known in English through the highly mannered, padded, and inaccurate nineteenth-century translation by Sir Richard Burton, the text is newly translated here into clear, vivid, sexually frank English. This edition also includes a section of vivid Indian color illustrations along with three uniquely important commentaries: translated excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (thirteenth century) and from a twentieth-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the two translators. The lively and entertaining introduction by translator Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost Sanskrit scholars, discusses the history of The Kamasutra and its reception in India and Europe, analyses its attitudes toward gender and sexual violence, and sets it in the context of ancient Indian social theory, scientific method, and sexual ethics."--Publisher's description
Conflict and choice; Indian youth in a changing society by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian childhood : cultural ideals and social reality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Inder Porträt einer Gesellschaft by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Autoren stellen die Frage nach der indischen Identität und bieten ein Gesamtbild der modernen indischen Gesellschaft
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The colors of violence : cultural identities, religion, and conflict
The inner world : a psycho-analytic study of childhood and society in IndiaThe colors of violence : cultural identities, religion, and conflictIntimate relations : exploring Indian sexualityThe analyst and the mystic : psychoanalytic reflections on religion and mysticismKamasutraIdentity and adulthoodThe ascetic of desire : a novel of the KamasutraEcstasy
Alternative Names
Kakar, S 1938-

Kakar, Sudhir 1938-

Kakars, Sudhirs

Sudhir Kakar.

Sudhir Kakar 1938-

Sudhir Kakar indischer Psychoanalytiker

Sudhir Kakar psychanalyste et écrivain indien

Sudhir Kakar schrijver uit India

सुधीर कक्कड़

ਸੁਧੀਰ ਕੱਕੜ

சுதிர் காகர்

സുധീർ കക്കർ

സുധീർ കക്കർ സുധീർ കക്കർ (ജനനം 1938) ഒരു ഇന്ത്യൻ മനോവിശ്ലേഷകനും എഴുത്തുകാരനുമാണ്

카카르, 수디르 1938-