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    This psychoanalytic study of Hindu childhood and society uses anthropological evidence, clinical data, mythology and folklore to reveal the daily lives of the Hindu family amid the shadowy world of collective fantasy. It explores the developmental significance of Hindu infancy and childhood.

    In this fascinating psycho-analytic study of Hindu childhood and society, Sudhir Kakar uses anthropological evidence, clinical data, mythology and folklore to open the door on to the daily lives of the Hindu family and the shadowy world of collective fantasy. It explores the developmental significance of Hindu infancy and childhood, and its influence on identity formation. It will be of interest to all who are interested in Indian society and its myths, rituals, fables and arts, but will be particularly rewarding for anyone concerned with the psychological study of societies and the relevance and validity of psycho-analytic concepts in Indian culture and society. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780195615081
    Publisher OUP India
    Imprint OUP India
    Number of Pages 250
    Publication Date 11051989
    Language English
    Binding Paperback

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