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  • 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 of experts seeks to unlock... more...

  • 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...

  • Mira & Mahatmaby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    ?A brilliantly woven narrative, with facts as the warp and imagination as the weft . . . Kakar's is a marvellous effort to peel away the layers surrounding Gandhi'?Hindu It is 1925 and India's struggle for independence is in disarray, impeded by factionalism among its leaders and rising incidents of communal disharmony across the country. Meanwhile,... more...

  • The Ascetic of desireby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    The time is the fourth century AD, the golden age of Indian history. The locale: an ashram in the woods a little outside Varanasi. Every morning, Vatsyayana, the author of the Kamasutra, recounts stories from his childhood and youth to a young pupil who plans to write the great sage?s biography. Little is known of Vatsyayana?s life, and the young scholar... 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...

  • Ecstasyby Sudhir Kakar

    Overlook 2003; US$ 12.99

    From the author of the acclaimed first novel, The Ascetic of Desire , comes a book that is "subtle yet deeply tantalizing" ( Asian Age ). Sudhir Kakar , a renowned psychoanalyst, brings a penetrating understanding of the human psyche to his new novel while exploring the nuances of philosophy and religion. Gopal-or Ram Das Baba, as his devotees refer... 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 Indiansby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    In this bold, illuminating and superbly readable study, India?s foremost psychoanalyst and cultural commentator Sudhir Kakar and anthropologist Katharina Kakar investigate the nature of ?Indian-ness?. What makes an Indian recognizably so to the rest of the world, and, more importantly, to his or her fellow Indians? For, as the authors point out, despite... more...