Culture and Psyche
Selected Essays 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Sudhir Kakar
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Culture and Psyche by Sudhir Kakar
Book DescriptionCulture and Psyche is a collection of Sudhir Kakar's essays on cultural psychology, which analyses various facets of Indian identity and sexuality through sources as diverse as case studies, Indian myths and legends, and popular cinema. The second edition of this classic includes a new introduction and three additional essays which explore issues like riots, the psychology of Islamist terrorism, among others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195696684
(216mm x 141mm x 8mm)
Imprint: OUP Pakistan
Publisher: OUP Pakistan
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Pakistan
Books By Author Sudhir Kakar
Inner World, Paperback (August 2012)
An inquiry into the development of Indian identity, the book examines the network of social roles, traditional values, and customs with which the threads of Indian psychological development are interwoven. This fourth edition includes a Prologue which situates the work in the contemporary scenario.
Mad and Divine, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Sudhir Kakar
Looks at the interplay between spirit and psyche and the moments of creativity and transformation that occur when the spirit overcomes desire and narcissism. This book examines this relationship in religious rituals and healing traditions - both Eastern and Western - as well as in the lives of some extraordinary men.
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Author Biography - Sudhir Kakar
Sudhir Kakar is a psychoanalyst and writer who lives in Goa, India. Kakar's sixteen books of non-fiction and four of fiction, include The Inner World (now in its 16th printing since its first publication in 1978), Shamans, Mystics and Doctors, The Analyst and the Mystic, Culture and Psyche, The Colors of Violence as also the novels The Ascetic of Desire, Ectasy, and Mira and the Mahatma. His books have been translated into twenty languages around the world.
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