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Sudhir Kakar | Media

Press Comments

"Sudhir Kakar, a great intellectual, psychoanalyst and anthropologist, is one of the principal figures in contemporary Indian thought, and on top of all that, a novelist of repute."

Le Monde, Paris


"[Sudhir Kakar is] by common consent, our foremost psychoanalyst, who will remain indispensable to our understanding of Indian men and women"

The Hindu


"[Kakar’s] books have laid bare the Indian psyche, and shown how Indian culture, society and family structure condition our behaviour as adults."

Indian Express

"In the history of India’s cultural awakening in the twentieth century…some books will stand out as seminal. Among these Sudhir Kakar’s will certainly find a place."

Indian Book Chronicle


"To read Sudhir Kakar's books is always a great joy. The mix of knowledge, humour and wisdom is as uncommon as is the combination of literary and psychoanalytic approaches to the world."

Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

Selected Interviews

‘India analysed: Sudhir Kakar in conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo’, Delhi:

Oxford University Press, 2009.

Madhu Sarin, "A conversation with Sudhir Kakar," 

IIC Quarterly, Autumn, 2008.

B. Dutray et F. Heidenreich, "Avec Sudhir Kakar: L'Inde, la psychanalyse et les langues", 

L'Autre 9:3,2008.

Livio Boni, "Psicoanalisi lungo il Gange", 


Dinesh Sharma, "Psychoanalysis and sociocultural change in India: A conversation with Sudhir Kakar," Childhood, Family and Sociocultural Change in India,

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Eurozine 2006

ORF. 2006

Deutschlandfunk . 2006

Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven 2006

Psychologie Heute. 2006

Connection – MAGAZIN. 2006

WDR 5 . 2006

DIE ZEIT. 2005 

ZDF. 2004

AsiaSociety. 2002

The Rediff Interview 2001

OUTLOOK | Apr 23, 2001

New York Times

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