10 thoughts on “Indian Identity: Three Studies in Psychology - Intimate Relations, The Analyst and the Mystic,TheColours of Violence

  1. says:

    I liked The colours of Violencethan Intimate relations It gave some new insights about group identity of people, why they are formed and how they perpetuate from one generation to other The interviews which include both Hindu and Muslim leaders of society focused particularly on Hyderabaad but can be applied to whole India provides with a deep insight of psyche of violent people It has also dealt with psychological problems arising due to modernization and globalization Though based I liked The colours of Violencethan Intimate relations It gave some new insights about group identity of people, why they are formed and how they perpetuate from one generation to other The interviews which include both Hindu and Muslim leaders of society focused particularly on Hyderabaad but can be applied to whole India provides with a deep insight of psyche of violent people It has also dealt with psychological problems arising due to modernization and globalization Though based mainly on Freaudian lines, Kakar has accommodated the effect of culture and environment on forming of group identity very well A must read


  2. says:

    A quick intro to Indian psychology and what it means to be an India Overall it represents one view point on the indian society and it upbringings If you are indian, there might be many chapters resonating with your own experiences and if you are not an indian, it can give a glimpse into the complex web of social interactions, upbringing of an indian.


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