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Indian Love Stories

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Of the many enduring fascinations of the love story, a vehicle for the vicarious satisfaction of our hidden desires and obscure longings, is the pleasure we take in its subversion of the conventions that govern the relationship between the sexes. At least, this is true of tales about young lovers who are believed to express the purest of romantic sentiments. This book is a ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 28th 1999 by Lotus Collection (first published 1999)
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Janardan Misra
Aug 10, 2014 Janardan Misra rated it really liked it
This is a nice collection of short love stories depicting various psychological aspects of human relationships in the Indian context. Most of the stories resonate very well with real-life dynamics of gender relationship in India and have some concrete message to think and relate to...Recommended for anyone interested in understanding cultural aspects of human behavior...Shdhir Kakar is anyway known for his socio-psychological analysis of Indians from his many other writings including "The Indian ...more
Ashok Krishna
Feb 06, 2016 Ashok Krishna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What does the word ‘love’ bring to your mind? A red colored heart, lovers with clasped hands, gleeful smiles of youthful faces and flowers in bunches? If so, you must read this book. Not because it will augment your idea about love, but because it will make you see how large and different an emotion love is, different from what we have been taught about love repeatedly, in mundane, movie-type depictions.

‘Indian Love Stories’ is an anthology, a collection of 10 short stories, by contemporary Ind
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Saumya Srivastava
Aug 03, 2012 Saumya Srivastava rated it really liked it
A beautiful collection, some of the stories are really unusual. An enjoyable read!
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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 196
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