Intimate Relations  - Exploring Indian Sexuality

Intimate Relations - Exploring Indian Sexuality  (English, Paperback, Sudhir Kakar,)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: Health & Fitness
    • ISBN: 9780140122664, 0140122664
    • Pages: 176
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    This book is a detailed exploration and study of Indian sexuality. It discusses the relations that the women and men of India engage in. This book is a popular work of Sudhir Kakar that reveals India’s sexual fantasies and ideals.

    Summary of the Book

    Learn several aspects of Indian sexuality from this book that celebrates the dominance of the story of Indian life. Most of the information has been collected by the author through texts. Kakar’s work is a practice of cultural psychology that makes the subject more concise for individuals through literary products and social institutions that are present in the Indian culture. These include a variety of examples from modern Indian novels, folktales, hits of the Indian cinema, Gandhi’s autobiography and case studies of his own psychoanalytic practice. The book also contains interviews with women who come from the slums of Delhi. You will also find Sanskrit, Tamil and Hindi proverbs. Read this book to understand varied narratives that are taken from portrait of sexual fantasies and realities. It provides the reader with a view on sexuality by considering the cultural distinctions that are specific to India.

    About Sudhir Kakar

    Sudhir Kakar is an untrained psychoanalyst and author in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion. He had been running his own psychoanalytic practice for 25 years in New Delhi before he shifted to his current location in Goa. Before he began his practice, he was a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management.

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    • An internationally renowned psychoanalyst and writer, Sudhir Kakar has been a visiting professor at the universities of Chicago, Harvard, McGill, Melbourne, Hawaii and Vienna and a Fellow at the Institutes of Advanced Study, Princeton and Berlin. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of Leadership at INSEAD in Fontainbleau, France. His many honours include the Bhabha, Nehru and National Fellowships in India, the Kardiner Award of Columbia University, the Boyer Prize of the American Anthropological Association, and Germany???s Goethe Medal. The leading French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur listed him as one of twenty-five major thinkers of the world. He lives in Goa. Sudhir Kakar???s books have been translated into twenty languages around the world. His non-fiction books include The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India; Intimate Relations: Exploring Indian Sexuality; The Analyst and the Mystic: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Religion and Mysticism and The Colours of Violence. His three published novels are The Ascetic of Desire, Ecstasy and Mira and the Mahatma. He has also translated (with Wendy Doniger) Vatsyayana???s Kamasutra
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    An inquiry into the Unconscious

    Sudhir Kakar has been one of our pioneer psychoanalysts. The book Intimate Relations looks into our Indian culture from a different point. The book centres on the idea of 'desire' and sexual fantasy. Kakar draws his source from myths, the rituals and our everyday activities which are all guided by the principle of desire. Sexual fantasy and pyscho-libidinal desires are playing constantly, lurking in our unconscious.It is all about coming to terms with it and there waits a renewed discovery of...
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    Sunayan Mukherjee

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    Intimate Relations Exploring Indian Sexuality Open Market Ed Edition

    This is a very good study by shri kakkar saheb. each and every word is intense. it stirred my mind. looking to the number of pages i thought i will complete the book in one go but to my surprise the letters were very heavily crafted and it took me three days to reach the last page and that too i have made amark on the last page that i shall re read this book again to understand the same. i have books of my interest lined up and my hobby of learning astrology which are holding up now, but i am...
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    Brilliant

    Delivered before time, Good !
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    An Insightful Exploration

    Sudhir Kakar's thesis on the different aspects of indian sexuality is refreshingly original and meticulously detailed.moreover the instances which he has provided to exemplify his argument are very arresting and stretch over a wide domain ranging from Manusmriti to syrupy tales of cliched bollywood masala romance.A Must READ
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