Da, există şi psihanaliză indiană! Cel puţin aşa afirmă cartea Vishnu of Freud’s Desk: A Reader in Psychoanalysis and Hinduism.
Am mai semnalat la Cafe Gradiva o carte, India Analysed, a probabil celui mai cunoscut psihanalist indian, Sudhir Kakar. El semnează un studiu şi în acest volum colectiv, alături de ceilalţi autori: Girindrasekhar Bose, Sarah Caldwell, G.M. Carstairs, Alfred Collins, Paul B. Coutright, Prakash Desai, Wendy Doniger, Robert P. Goldman, Christiane Hartnack, Jeffery J. Kripal, Stanley N. Kurtz, J. M. Masson, Ashis Nandy, Gananath Obeyesekere, William B. Parsons, A. K. Ramanujan, B. K. Ramanujam şi Alan Roland.
Freudian psychoanalysis, commonly critiqued for being rooted in a male-centric, Central European ethos, has surprisingly been as extremely fertile ground for the study of the Indian psyche. This volume brings together a rich variety of classical and contemporary writings on aspects of Hindu culture, and places these within the frames of understanding of psychoanalysis.
To lay readers interested in psychoanalysis, and to academics interested in the fields of psychology, sociology, cultural studies and Hindu thought, this is an invaluable collection of essays.