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Biography

Sudhir Kakar is a psychoanalyst and writer who lives in Goa, India. Kakar took his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gujarat University, his Master’s degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) in business economics from Mannheim in Germany and his doctorate in economics from Vienna before beginning his training in psychoanalysis at the Sigmund-Freud Institute in Frankfurt, Germany in 1971. Between 1966 and 1971, Sudhir Kakar was a Lecturer in General Education at Harvard University, Research Associate at Harvard Business School and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Publications

  • The Seeker

    by Sudhir Kakar

    Using words preserved in their letters and diaries, and drawing on the reminiscences of others, the author has created a compelling fictional narrative based on the extraordinary friendship that lasted over two decades between Mahatma Gandhi and Madeline Slade, the daughter of a British admiral. 

    • Books
    • 2007-12-31
    • 272 pages

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