Psycho Social Analysis Of The Indian Mindset

Author: Jai B.P. Sinha
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132218043
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​This volume situates Indians in the contemporary world and profiles the major facets of their thought and behaviour; then goes back to trace their roots to ancient thought to see how the past predisposes and the present guides Indians in their everyday life. The volume begins with a conceptual framework showing how the Indian worldview has encompassed and enveloped a variety of ideas and influences from divergent sources. As a result, Indians are both collectivists and individualists, hierarchically oriented while respecting merit and quality, religious as well as secular and sexually indulgent, spiritual as well as materialists, excessively dependent but remarkably entrepreneurial, non-violent in principle but violent in practice and comfortable in shifting between analytical, synthetic as well as intuitive approaches to reality. Such a coexistence of opposites often causes inaction, hesitation and perfunctory action, but also equips Indians to be innovative by continuously aligning their thought and behaviour to the demands of a milieu. The milieu has an inner layer consisting of desh (place), kaal (time) and paatra (person), which are embedded in the larger societal contexts of castes and classes, poverty, corruption, fragmenting politics, conflicts and violence and unfolding global opportunities and challenges. Cultural heritage permeates in all these. Indians function in this tiered, multifactorial, dynamic space. This volume draws evidence from ancient texts and the latest national and international research, many of which were conducted by the author and his associates. It does not, however, hesitate to indulge in anecdotal evidence, cases and speculative ideas in order to complete the picture. The author takes an in-depth view of the Indian mindset without getting the reader lost in either the intricacies of ancient philosophical abyss or the trivialities of present-day non-events.

Psychoanalysis From The Indian Terroir

Author: Manasi Kumar
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498559425
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Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood in India represents the best of Indian scholarship from emerging psychoanalytic thinkers and researchers on culture, family, politics and the future of India.

Indian Women Novelists And Psychoanalysis

Author: Mittapalli Rajeshwar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171567843
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Neurosis Reminds Us Of The Fact That There Is A Seamy Side To Our Civilization. Society Compels Every Individual To Repress Instinctual Urges And The Desire For The Free Exercise Of Will, All In The Name Of Upholding Its Ideals And Expectations Which Are Very Often Oppressive And Anti-Human. If The Individual Is Too Ill-Equipped To Oppose The Societal Sanctions Openly He Or She Will Find An Alternative In Neurosis Because It Is A Form Of Protest Among Other Things. Neurosis Is Thus Invested With Profound Psychological And Social Significance. It Is Basically Subversive.Indian Society Continues To Be Rigid And Conservative And The Repression One Has To Put Up With Is Often Very Severe. Women Especially Bear The Brunt Of It As The Social Norms And Moral Codes Are Heavily Loaded Against Them.It Is Against This Background That Some Of The Indian Women Novelists In English Have Fictionally Treated The Neurotic Suffering Of Susceptible Characters. Through This Fictional Endeavour They Seem To Underscore The Need For Subverting The Present Oppressive Value System In Order To Make Way For A Humane Social Order.This Book Proposes To Discuss The Neurotic Characters Of The Indian Women Novelists In The Light Of Freudian And Post-Freudian Psychoanalysis Which Has Equipped The Modern Literary Critic With Remarkable Knowledge Of The Inner Struggles Of Literary Characters And Other Aspects Of The Literary Product. The Novels Studied Here Are: Anita Desai S Cry, The Peacock And Where Shall We Go This Summer?, Bharati Mukherjee S Wife, Kamala Markandaya S A Silence Of Desire, Shashi Deshpande S That Long Silence, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala S Get Ready For Battle, Nergis Dalal S The Inner Door And Nayantara Sahgal S The Day In Shadow. Apart From This, The Book Contains A Chapter And An Appendix Which Prespectivise And Discuss In Detail Freudian Psychoanalysis, Characters And Neurosis, And Indian Women Novelists In English.Psychoanalytic Critical Study Of Literary Works Is Limited To A Few Stray Articles In India. This Book Is, In Fact, The First Full-Length Psychoanalytic Critical Study Of Indian Fiction In English.

Psychological Perspectives On Childcare In Indian Indigenous Health Systems

Author: Malavika Kapur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132224280
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This book examines childcare in ancient Indian health systems from the perspective of developmental psychology. The author extensively studies ancient texts and charts from Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan medicines and analyses how gleanings from these systems can be useful in creating preferred practices for modern childcare systems. Though the four systems originated in different geographical regions, they share many common core constructs of a holistic approach consisting of mind-body unity. The core of psychological healing in these systems rests on bringing about harmony and balance of disturbed functions through diet, daily regimen and drugs. However, despite commonalities, understanding of childcare in the four systems varies a great deal. The differences seem to be rooted in local sociocultural, religious and folk healing practices. Remarkably, in all of them, prescriptions of drugs and behaviour are psychologically grounded and uncannily modern from the perspective of developmental psychology. The book raises the following questions as important for further research: whether holistic approaches be adopted for the empirical study of indigenous health systems, where their strength lies; whether personality frameworks identified in the four systems can be incorporated into contemporary medical practice to its advantage; whether preferred childcare practices among the four systems can be studied empirically in current paediatric, psychological and parenting research; and whether faith, if it is of importance to the patient, can be incorporated as an element into contemporary medical practice.

The Psychological Impact Of The Partition Of India

Author: Sanjeev Jain
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9352806522
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The first of its kind, this book studies the psychological impact of Partition through medical and psychiatric perspectives. The Partition of India was a partitioning of minds as much as it was a geographical division. But there has been little discussion in mental health discourse on the psychological scars it caused. This book examines the partitioning of human experience and its impact on social life and psychological health. The chapters track, through various approaches, the breakdown of civic life and society during the cataclysmic event, the collapse of medical services, the violence against citizens and the reflection of these events in writings of that era. The book draws attention to the urgent need for a humane understanding of persons with mental illness and psychological distress in the context of their lived history as much as their sociocultural identities and roots.

Psychoanalysis In Colonial India

Author: Christiane Hartnack
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This work looks at the early development of psychoanalysis in colonial India, from the point of view of Indian thinkers as well as from British analysts working in India. It shows how Indian thinkers challenged Freudian concepts by applying them to different social, familial, and cultural contexts.

Indian Women Writing In English

Author: Sathupati Prasanna Sree
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 9788176255783
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Contributed articles presented at a seminar hosted by Andhra University on 20th century women authors from India.