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Kakar, Sudhir

Overview
Works: 119 works in 616 publications in 8 languages and 8,846 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Erotic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical fiction  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: HQ470.S3, 616.8900954
Publication Timeline
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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 )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 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 )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Inner World is an inquiry into the development of Indian identity. It examines the network of social roles, traditional values, and customs with which the threads of Indian psychological development are interwoven. In doing so, it reveals important aspects of Indian society, myths, rituals, fables, and arts. Hailed by critics from all over the world as the best application of psychoanalysis to Indian culture, this third edition includes an Afterword by Kakar. The Inner World will appeal equally to scholars of social psychology, cultural, studies, anthropology, and sociology, as well as general readers interested in the psychology of Indian imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Frederick Taylor : a study in personality and innovation by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 576 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
Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of love, sex & danger by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 381 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
The analyst and the mystic : psychoanalytic reflections on religion and mysticism by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kakar goes beyond the traditional psychoanalytic interpretation of Ramakrishna's mystical visions and practices. He clarifies their contribution to the psychic transformation of a mystic and offers fresh insight into the relation between sexuality and ecstatic mysticism. Through a comparison of the healing techniques of the mystical guru and those of the analyst, Kakar highlights the difference in their healing objectives and reveals the positive psychological aspects of the religious experience
Kamasutra by Vātsyāyana( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 310 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 )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 285 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
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 272 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
Ecstasy by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member 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 seeker : a novel by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 236 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
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
Culture and psyche : selected essays by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Indian context
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 Vatsyayana( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 144 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 )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 128 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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamans, mystiques et médecins enquête psychologique sur les traditions thérapeutiques de l'Inde by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member 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
Die Inder : Porträt einer Gesellschaft by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in German and held by 106 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
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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 KamasutraMad and divine : spirit and psyche in the modern world
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सुधीर कक्कड

ਸੁਧੀਰ ਕੱਕੜ

சுதிர் காகர்

സുധീർ കക്കർ

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

카카르, 수디르

Languages
English (341)

German (30)

Italian (17)

French (16)

Spanish (10)

Croatian (1)

Malayalam (1)

Hindi (1)