Item Code: IDG634
Oxford University Press
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
About the Book:
Freudian psychoanalysis, commonly critiqued for being rooted in a male-centric, Central European ethos, has surprisingly been as extremely fertile ground for the study of the Indian psyche. This volume brings together a rich variety of classical and contemporary writings on aspects of Hindu culture, and places these within the frames of understanding of psychoanalysis.
The contributors include Girindrasekhar Bose, Sarah Caldwell, G.M. Carstairs, Alfred Collins, Paul B. Coutright, Prakash Desai, Wendy Doniger, Robert P. Goldman, Christiane Hartnack, Sudhir Kakar, Jeffery J. Kripal, Stanley N. Kurtz, J. M. Masson, Ashis Nandy, Gananath Obeyesekere, William B. Parsons, A. K. Ramanujan, B. K. Ramanujam, and Alan Roland.
To lay readers interested in psychoanalysis, and to academics interested in the fields of psychology, sociology, cultural studies and Hindu thought, this is an invaluable collection of essays.
' ..probably the best collection of essays written on the encounter between psychoanalysis and Hindu and comprises work by some of the most celebrated anthropologists, psychoanalysts and Indologists today.'
'I read it to oxygenate my mind. It allows refreshing whiffs of enquiry and surmise '
-Kalpish Ratna, The Sunday Observer
About the Author:
T. G. Vaidyanathan retired as Reader in English from Bangalore University .Jeffrey J. Kripal is Vira I. Heinz Associate Professor of Religion at Westminster College, USA.
|Part One: Girindrasekhar Bose||19|
|1.||The Genesis and Adjustment of the Oedipus Wish|
|Part Two: Freud and Hinduism||39|
|2.||Freud' Encounter with Hinduism: |
An Historical-Textual Overview
William B. Parsons
|3.||Vishnu on Freud's Desk: |
Psychoanalysis in Colonial India
|Part Three: The Indian Oedipus||107|
|4.||The Indian Oedipus|
|5.||Fathers and Sons|
Paul B. Courtright
|6.||Further Steps in Relativization: |
The Indian Oedipus Revisited
|Part Four: Early and Later Theoretical Formation||163|
|7.||Hindu Personality Formation: Unconscious Processes|
|8.||Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Child Rearing: |
Stanley N. Kurtz
|9.||Clinical Work and Cultural Imagination|
|Part Five: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Mysticism, Myth and Ritual||233|
|10.||Sex and Yoga: Psychoanalysis and the Indian Religious Experience J.M. Masson||235|
|11.||Karma, Guilt, and Buried Memories: Public Fantasy and Private Reality in Traditional India|
Robert P. Goldman
|12.||When a Lingam is Just a Good Cigar: |
Psychoanalysis and Hindu Sexual Fantasies
|13.||Sati: A Nineteenth-Century Tale of Women, Violence and Protest|
|14.||The Bloodthirsty Tongue and the Self-Feeding|
Breast: Homosexual Fellatio Fantasy in a Sough Indian Ritual Tradition
|15.||Selfhood in the Indian Context: A Psychoanalytic Perspective|
Alfred Collins and Prakash Desai
|Part Six: Case Studies of Individuals||399|
|17.||Dhannaram's Depression: Psychotherapy with an Indian Villager|
|Psychoanalysis and Hinduism: Thinking Through Each Other |
Jeffrey J. Kripal