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The Indians Looking At What Constitutes A Common Indian Identity, The Authors Examine In Detail The Predominace Of Family, Community And Caste In Their Everyday Lives.


About the Author: Sudhir Kakar

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10 thoughts on “The Indians

  1. says:

    A revealing psychoanalysis of the archetypical Indian or Hindu personality, in as much as it is possible to generalize a diverse country of over a billion inhabitants The author draws from a variety of sources, including ancient texts and modern anthropological studies, to formulate the broad contours of the Hindu character He writes about various aspects of the Hindu character relationships wi


  2. says:

    The author goes to talk about, How Indian ness is formed I was curious to learnabout my own culture The book talks about Hindoo majority s psyche but doesn t include other religions This book would help someone from the outside to dive into common experiences of Hindu culture The chapter on women, thoughts, and concerns from their perspective was valid On the group thinking, every group clan caste might


  3. says:

    I have always enjoyed reading Sudhir Kakar s insight into the Indian psyche and personality from a Freudian perspective It has often given me a better understanding of myself, my fellow countrymen and Indian history This book is onestep in that process In this book, Sudhir and Katharina Kakar investigate the nature of the Indian identity what is Indian ness if there is one At the outset, the question arises as t


  4. says:

    A very average book when compared to his other books The book can be used as a reference by novices and uninitiated of Indian culture studies however, for the experts or people already familiar with Indianness and Indian culture, etc this will be a big di...


  5. says:

    This book is a historical, sociological and, at times, psychological explanation of how and why society in India is the way it is The issues it explains are so practical and ubiquitous, you might find yourself reading real quick through the 200 pages in order to know the authors insights might finish within just a day or two, or even maybe in one single stretch It does answer a lot of questions that you might have The two authors


  6. says:

    As an ABCD, this book made me feel as though I had come one small step further in my quest for understanding my identity, one that I both avert and idealize In a broad sweep, the Kakar s gave explanation to those twinges of guilt and pain I felt anytime someone mentioned family, my obligation to my family, or my lack of fulfilling that obligation I saw in his characterizations of the highly moralistic but completely hypocritical person gl


  7. says:

    Sensitive very well articulated Sudhir Kakar spreading psychoanalytic wisdom for large conscious made this book cherishable for hungry soul like me.Even though I happen to be familiar with all themes he has discussed, it was compelling organized read where I could find to some extent, the essence of knowledge I happen to gather from va...


  8. says:

    I picked up this book to find out the reasons behind our inherent Indianess i was disappointed but again, the author never claims to have delved into that area For a foreign reader it can serve as a window to the peculiarities of Indian character traits From a native s point of view the author just iterates what the reader might already be knowing Kakar does justice to the title, The Indians Portrait of a People , as he lays threadbare the Indian culture c


  9. says:

    A must read for all those who are interested in knowing why the Indian psyche works the way it does Insightful and crisp, the book is a study on the Indian mind It tells us why family, food, religion, sexuality and gender...


  10. says:

    Before and after coming to India, I was looking for a book which could have explained how and why things are the way they are in this country And I found one Some thing may sound unbelievable, but they are true And I would also advise to read Shantaram...


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