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  • On Dreams and Dreamingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 22.08

    Mapping the uncharted territory at the edges of psychological knowledge, these fascinating essays explore compelling aspects of dreams and dreaming. They discuss topics as diverse as memorable dreams, lucid dreaming, the role of dreams in the evolution of human consciousness and the relationship between dreams and the waking state.In ?The Dream and... more...

  • Seriously Strangeby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 22.08

    Despite being sullied by frauds and dismissed by sceptics, the paranormal has exerted a strange fascination over humankind for centuries. In Seriously strange, a group of nine intellectuals come together to shed light on some of the most baffling experiences on record - psychical experiences. Through these illuminating essays, they tell us how such... more...

  • Shamans, Mystics, and Doctorsby Sudhir Kakar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.50

    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... more...

  • Indian Identityby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 20.38

    As A Commentator On The Worlds Of Love And Hate , India S Foremost Psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar Has Isolated The Ambivalence, Peculiarly Indian, To Matters As Various And Connected As Sex, Spirituality And Communal Passions.In Intimate Relations, The First Of The Well-Known Books In This Edition, He Explores The Nature Of Sexuality In India, Its Politics... more...

  • Young Tagoreby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    A seamless blend of intelligent analysis with real empathy, Young Tagore is a firstofitskind psychobiography that deepens our understanding of Rabindranath Tagore. By carefully reconstructing the crucial years of Tagore?s childhood and youth, preeminent psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar examines the young prodigy?s formative experiences and unravels how they... more...

  • The Analyst and the Mysticby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 13.58

    The Centrepiece 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, Sudhir Kakar Discusses In Depth Three Interacting Factors That He Feels May Be Essential In The Making Of An Ecstatic Mystic: Particular Life Historical Experiences,... more...

  • Intimate Relationsby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 15.28

    Plumbing the hearts of women and men in India and exploring the relations they engage in, Sudhir Kakar gives us the first full-length study of Indian sexuality. His groundbreaking work explores India's sexual fantasies and ideals, the "unlit stage of desire where so much of our inner theater takes place." Kakar's sources are primarily textual, celebrating... more...

  • Death and Dyingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78

    Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination.In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues... more...

  • The Devil Take Loveby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Under the shadow of imminent death, a great poet reflects on the journey of his life and the choices that have led him to this fateful moment. And so begins the story of Bhartrihari, the greatest Sanskrit poet of love.As a young man, Bhartrihari arrives in the magnificent city of Ujjayini where his astonishing brilliance as a poet is recognized immediately... more...

  • On Creativityby Sudhir Kakar; GŁnter Blamberger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery. In On Creativity, a group ofexperts seeks to unlock... more...