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The Indian Psyche

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0019
The Indian Psyche

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Ramin Jahanbegloo interviews Sudhir Kakar, India's leading psychoanalyst. Focusing on the Indian psyche, Jahanbegloo and Kakar discuss the political and social distortions of religious thinking in modern India, and the fact that there are no absolute ethics. They also talk about the significance of Kamasutra, which essentially depicts the art of living, and sexual attitudes in India. Jahanbegloo also questions Kakar about the possible difficulties in of getting rid of the caste system and the caste mindset in India.

Keywords: Indian psyche; Sudhir Kakar; religious thinking; political distortions; social distortions; Kamasutra; sexual attitudes; caste system

Chapter.  4057 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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