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Kaul, N. (2015). Morphology of the Closet: Some Secrets from Indian Life. Psychoanal. Rev., 102(6):827-841.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Review, 102(6):827-841

Morphology of the Closet: Some Secrets from Indian Life

Nilofer Kaul, Ph.D.

This paper looks at the morphology, the structures of closets that emerge from mythological, clinical, and literary instances in Indian life. Through the variety of shapes that emerge, the word closet itself is seen as hiding many things from view, for instance, the angle, texture, and location, but most of all a communication to the internal objects. Can we then dismantle the word and try to open the contents out in order to reflect on the nature of the internal objects?

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