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VISHNU ON FREUD'S DESK: A Reader in Psychoanalysis and Hinduism
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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.

REVIEWS:

'…..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.'

-Biblio

'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.

CONTENTS

Foreword
Sudhir Kakar
xi
Introduction
T.G. Vaidyanathan
1
Part One: Girindrasekhar Bose19

1.The Genesis and Adjustment of the Oedipus Wish
Girindrasekhar Bose
21
Part Two: Freud and Hinduism39

2.Freud' Encounter with Hinduism:
An Historical-Textual Overview
William B. Parsons
41
3.Vishnu on Freud's Desk:
Psychoanalysis in Colonial India
Christiane Hartnack
81
Part Three: The Indian Oedipus107

4. The Indian Oedipus
A.K. Ramanujan
109
5. Fathers and Sons
Paul B. Courtright
137
6. Further Steps in Relativization:
The Indian Oedipus Revisited
Gananath Obeyesekere
147
Part Four: Early and Later Theoretical Formation163

7.Hindu Personality Formation: Unconscious Processes
G.M. Carstairs
165
8.Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Child Rearing:
A Critique
Stanley N. Kurtz
185
9.Clinical Work and Cultural Imagination
Sudhir Kakar
216
Part Five: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Mysticism, Myth and Ritual 233

10.Sex and Yoga: Psychoanalysis and the Indian Religious Experience J.M. Masson235
11.Karma, Guilt, and Buried Memories: Public Fantasy and Private Reality in Traditional India
Robert P. Goldman
250
12.When a Lingam is Just a Good Cigar:
Psychoanalysis and Hindu Sexual Fantasies
Wendy Doniger
279
13.Sati: A Nineteenth-Century Tale of Women, Violence and Protest
Ashis Nandy
304
14.The Bloodthirsty Tongue and the Self-Feeding
Breast: Homosexual Fellatio Fantasy in a Sough Indian Ritual Tradition
Sarah Caldwell
339
15.Selfhood in the Indian Context: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Alfred Collins and Prakash Desai
367
Part Six: Case Studies of Individuals399

16.Shakuntala
Alan Roland
401
17.Dhannaram's Depression: Psychotherapy with an Indian Villager
B.K. Ramanujam
425
Afterword:

Psychoanalysis and Hinduism: Thinking Through Each Other
Jeffrey J. Kripal
438
Appendix 453

Select Bibliography456

Index 471

VISHNU ON FREUD'S DESK: A Reader in Psychoanalysis and Hinduism

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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.

REVIEWS:

'…..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.'

-Biblio

'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.

CONTENTS

Foreword
Sudhir Kakar
xi
Introduction
T.G. Vaidyanathan
1
Part One: Girindrasekhar Bose19

1.The Genesis and Adjustment of the Oedipus Wish
Girindrasekhar Bose
21
Part Two: Freud and Hinduism39

2.Freud' Encounter with Hinduism:
An Historical-Textual Overview
William B. Parsons
41
3.Vishnu on Freud's Desk:
Psychoanalysis in Colonial India
Christiane Hartnack
81
Part Three: The Indian Oedipus107

4. The Indian Oedipus
A.K. Ramanujan
109
5. Fathers and Sons
Paul B. Courtright
137
6. Further Steps in Relativization:
The Indian Oedipus Revisited
Gananath Obeyesekere
147
Part Four: Early and Later Theoretical Formation163

7.Hindu Personality Formation: Unconscious Processes
G.M. Carstairs
165
8.Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Child Rearing:
A Critique
Stanley N. Kurtz
185
9.Clinical Work and Cultural Imagination
Sudhir Kakar
216
Part Five: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Hindu Mysticism, Myth and Ritual 233

10.Sex and Yoga: Psychoanalysis and the Indian Religious Experience J.M. Masson235
11.Karma, Guilt, and Buried Memories: Public Fantasy and Private Reality in Traditional India
Robert P. Goldman
250
12.When a Lingam is Just a Good Cigar:
Psychoanalysis and Hindu Sexual Fantasies
Wendy Doniger
279
13.Sati: A Nineteenth-Century Tale of Women, Violence and Protest
Ashis Nandy
304
14.The Bloodthirsty Tongue and the Self-Feeding
Breast: Homosexual Fellatio Fantasy in a Sough Indian Ritual Tradition
Sarah Caldwell
339
15.Selfhood in the Indian Context: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Alfred Collins and Prakash Desai
367
Part Six: Case Studies of Individuals399

16.Shakuntala
Alan Roland
401
17.Dhannaram's Depression: Psychotherapy with an Indian Villager
B.K. Ramanujam
425
Afterword:

Psychoanalysis and Hinduism: Thinking Through Each Other
Jeffrey J. Kripal
438
Appendix 453

Select Bibliography456

Index 471

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