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Manasi Kumar is senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi and research fellow at the University College London and University of Cape Town.
Anup Dhar is professor in the School of Human Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and director of the Centre for Development Practice (CDP).
Anurag Mishra is adjunct faculty in the School of Human Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and chief of the psychoanalytic unit at Fortis Healthcare.
Introduction to Psychoanalysis in the Indian Terroir by Manasi Kumar, Anup Dhar and Anurag Mishra
Part I: Mothers, Therapists, and Matricide
Chapter 1: When the Enthralled Mother Dreams: A Clinical and Cultural Composition by Amrita Narayanan
Chapter 2: Devi Possession at the Intersections of Religion, Culture and Psychoanalysis by Sabah Siddiqui and Bhargavi Davar
Chapter 3: Of Mothers and Therapists: Dreaming the Indian Infant by Urvashi Agarwal
Chapter 4: Myth, Misogyny and Matricide by Nilofer Kaul
Chapter 5: Sita Through the Time Warp: On the Ticklish Relationship Between Renunciation and Moral Narcissism in the Lives of Young Indian Women by Shifa Haq
Part II: Faith, Religion and Violence
Chapter 6: Terrors to Expansions: A Journey Mediated Through Faith by Shalini Masih
Chapter 7: Only Hindu also the Patient, Only Muslim also the Therapist: Recovering the ‘Historical Other’ by Zehra Mehdi
Chapter 8: Disaster Diaries: Riots Affected Children in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad by Atreyee Sen and Manasi Kumar
Part III: Cultural Identity and Indian Imagination
Chapter 9: Two Cultures? : Frontiers of Faith in Yoga and Psychoanalysis by Ajeet Mathur
Chapter 10: Psychoanalysis, Culture and the Cultural Unconscious by Sudhir Kakar
Chapter 11: Imagining The Real: An Essay on Sudhir Kakar’s “Culture and Psyche”: A Personal Journey by Alfred Margulies
Chapter 12: As Psychoanalysis Travels: Mansi Kumar, Anup Dhar, Anurag Mishra in conversation with Sudhir Kakar by Manasi Kumar, Anup Dhar, Anurag Mishra, and Sudhir Kakar
Chapter 13 Genealogies of Aboriginalization by Anup Dhar
This homage for Sudhir Kakar is a must read for all those who are interested in the current state of cultural and clinical applications of psychoanalysis in India.
— Christiane Hartnack, University of Vienna and author of Psychoanalysis in Colonial India
This volume is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on what I have termed 'anthropological psychoanalysis'. Unshackled from the Eurocentric, phallocentric, and heuristically-colonizing 'psychoanalytic anthropology', the contributors to this book locate psychic development in its cultural matrix, forge true interdisciplinary links, and accord significance to the regional idiom in therapeutic discourse. Within the context of India, they cover wide-ranging topics that include the mother-child relationship, the evolution of identity, moral narcissism, yoga, misogyny, and the ever-challenging notion of a cultural unconscious. This is a deeply informative book about both India and psychoanalysis!
— Salman Akhtar, MD, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia