Canada to co-host panel discussion on modern Indian psyche

January 8th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.8 (ANI): The Canadian High Commission in India and Oxford University Press (OUP) will celebrate the publication of the book India Analysed, a compilation of interviews of Sudhir Kakar by Canadian professor Ramin Jahanbegloo.
A panel discussion on the book will be held on Friday at the India Habitat Center with author Ramin Jahanbegloo and the subject of his book, the psychoanalyst Sudir Kakar.
The discussion will be moderated by Pavan Varma, the author of more than a dozen books and a widely admired public speaker. Canada’’s Deputy High Commissioner Ken Macartney will introduce and welcome the panel.
Sudhir Kakar, is a psychoanalyst, novelist, and well-known scholar in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion. He has taught at several universities in India and abroad, and is currently adjunct professor of leadership at INSEAD, France.
Ramin Jahanbegloo, well-known Iranian-born philosopher, who makes his home in Canada, is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Talking India: Ashish Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP, 2006), and most recently, India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (OUP, 2007).
Pavan Varma is the Director General of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations
India Analysed flows effortlessly from Kakars descriptions of his early life in undivided India to discussions on the Indian psyche and sexuality.
The book also highlights Kakars views on secularism and modern Indian leaders such as Gandhi and Nehru, and touches a wide range of issues from philosophy and democracy to Indian culture and Partition, a high commission press release said. (ANI)

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