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  • On Dreams and Dreamingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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

    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... more...

  • The Indiansby Sudhir Kakar; Katharina Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Kamasutraby Mallanaga Vatsyayana; Wendy Doniger; Sudhir Kakar

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    When the wheel of sexual ecstasy is in full motion, there is no textbook at all, and no order.'The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. 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 about the positions... more...

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