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Kakar, Sudhir

Works: 95 works in 568 publications in 8 languages and 8,555 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: T55.85.T38, 658.500924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sudhir Kakar
The inner world : a psycho-analytic study of childhood and society in India by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 788 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and German and held by 365 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity and adulthood by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 303 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 )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 296 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 267 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 224 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 7 languages and held by 220 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
Conflict and choice; Indian youth in a changing society by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 125 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Inder : Porträt einer Gesellschaft by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Autoren stellen die Frage nach der indischen Identität und bieten ein Gesamtbild der modernen indischen Gesellschaft
Chamans, mystiques et médecins enquête psychologique sur les traditions thérapeutiques de l'Inde by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 95 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
Culture and psyche : selected essays by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Indian context
The essential Sudhir Kakar by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Seele der Anderen mein Leben zwischen Indien und dem Westen by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der große Psychoanalytiker Sudhir Kakar legt in diesem Band sein eigenes Leben "auf die Couch". Die tiefen und bleibenden Eindrücke, die das Leben in eine andere Bahn bringen, die Konflikte in der Familie, das Verblassen mancher Gefühle und die ständige Suche nach einem Ausgleich zwischen inneren Gewissheiten und äußeren Notwendigkeiten verwebt er zu einem beeindruckenden Selbstporträt. Wir verfolgen den Weg aus der Geborgenheit einer indischen Mittelschichtsfamilie im Punjab, damals noch Teil des britischen Kolonialreichs, sehen die seelischen Verwerfungen, die die gewaltsame Ablösung Pakistans hinterließ, erreichen das Deutschland der 1960er Jahre in Hamburg, Mainz und Mannheim und verfolgen schließlich die Karriere, die sich anbahnt, als Sudhir Kakar auf Erik Erikson trifft und sich unter seiner Ägide zu einem der großen Kulturvermittler zwischen Indien und dem Westen entwickelt. Sudhir Kakars Erinnerungen und Reflexionen erhellen nicht nur die Entfaltung der inneren Welt eines indischen Psychoanalytikers, sondern gewähren uns auch Einsichten in die tieferen Schichten der Auseinandersetzung zwischen den Kulturen
India analysed by Sudhir Kakar( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iranian scholar Ramin Jahanbegloo interviews psychoanalyst and author Sudhir Kakar, and in the process gives readers an insight into the psychological make-up of contemporary India. Kakar addresses a wide range of issues encompassing philosophy democracy, the Partition and Gandhi, among others
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Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexuality
Alternative Names
Kakar, S. 1938-

Kakar, Sudhir 1938-

Kakars, Sudhirs

Sudhir Kakar.

Sudhir Kakar 1938-....

Sudhir Kakar indischer Psychoanalytiker

सुधीर कक्कड

ਸੁਧੀਰ ਕੱਕੜ

சுதிர் காகர்

സുധീർ കക്കർ

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

카카르, 수디르

English (244)

German (32)

Italian (17)

French (13)

Spanish (2)

Croatian (1)

Malayalam (1)

Hindi (1)

Intimate relations : exploring Indian sexualityThe analyst and the mystic : psychoanalytic reflections on religion and mysticismIdentity and adulthoodThe ascetic of desire : a novel of the KamasutraMad and divine : spirit and psyche in the modern worldEcstasyThe seeker : a novelThe essential writings of Sudhir Kakar