ISBN 9780143423386,Young Tagore: The Makings of a Genius

Young Tagore: The Makings of a Genius



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143423386

ISBN-10 014342338X


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

An imaginative and luminous meditation on art and life, the body and the soul and the East and the West' Indian Express A seamless blend of intelligent analysis with real empathy, Young Tagore is a first of its kind psychobiography that deepens our understanding of Rabindranath Tagore. By carefully reconstructing the crucial years of Tagore's childhood and youth, preeminent psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar examines the young prodigy's formative experiences and unravels how they shaped his creative genius. In laying bare the inner workings of Tagore's brilliance, Kakar reveals the real man behind the luminary. 'Refreshing, A set of meditations by a thoughtful reader on what Tagore means to him' Outlook 'Paints a fascinating portrait of Tagore seen through the prism of psychological analysis of his own 'memory pictures' Sunday Indian 'Sudhir Kakar is indispensable to our understanding of Indian men and women' The Hindu.
About the Author
Sudhir Kakar is a distinguished psychoanalyst and writer. He has written seventeen highly acclaimed books of non-fiction which include, among others, The Inner World (now in its sixteenth printing since its first publication in 1978), Shamans, Mystics and Doctors, Intimate Relations, The Analyst and the Mystic, The Colors of Violence and The Indians: Portrait of a People (with K. Kakar). He has written four novels and his books have been translated into twenty-one languages around the world. Kakar has taught at leading institutions around the world and has won numerous accolades for his work. Most recently, in February 2012, he was conferred the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country's highest civilian honour.