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Kumar, M. (2005). In a Bid to Restate the Culture-Psyche Problematic: Revisiting The Essential Writings of Sudhir Kakar. Psychoanal Q., 74(2):561-587.

(2005). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 74(2):561-587

Book Review Essay

In a Bid to Restate the Culture-Psyche Problematic: Revisiting The Essential Writings of Sudhir Kakar

Review by:
Manasi Kumar, MSC

This book assembles a broad sweep of its author's writings in one volume. Sudhir Kakar is an erudite psychoanalyst who has written nearly fifteen previous books on various aspects of Indian psyche and culture. Most are concerned with alternative healing practices and traditions, aspects of Indian childhood, and the place of sexuality in Indian culture. Informed by psychohistory and influenced by Erikson's theory of identity and its psychosocial development within the life cycle of an individual in a given society, Kakar accurately articulates issues of identity and separation-individuation dynamics that operate within Indian psyche and culture.

In discussing the subject book, the author of this essay applies a psychoanalytically focused approach, emphasizing the teachings of French psychoanalysis and the British object relations school in particular.

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