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India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Sudhir Kakar


Sudhir Kakar, a prominent psychoanalyst and eminent author, is considered one of India’s leading intellectuals. A mechanical engineer, Kakar did his doctorate in economics before beginning his training in psychoanalysis at the Sigmund-Freud Institute in Frankfurt, Germany in 1971. For someone trained as an engineer and later as an economist, he continues to cross disciplinary boundaries and capture the imagination of readers and everyone interested in the world of ideas. Based on interviews of Kakar by Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo, this book is a journey into Kakar’s mind — his fertil ... More

Keywords: Sudhir Kakar, India, psyche, sexuality, secularism, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, culture, philosophy, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195698930
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698930.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramin Jahanbegloo, author
University of Toronto

Sudhir Kakar, author
INSEAD, France

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