Author ~ Sudhir Kakar
Price ~ 499
Publisher ~ Viking
Language ~ en
Death is an omnipresent force in our lives. Where there is life, there will be more death. Men have fought to kill, others have fought to keep death away. Despite the copious attention devoted to its study, no one knows what happens after death. What becomes of the subconsciousness? Scientists, alchemists, philosophers and would-be magicians have hankered over the answer to that question over the millennia, but there has never been an answer. In this book, readers are introduced to several essays and writings by leading scholars and intellectuals on the idea of death and the afterlife. It shows readers how death was perceived by people such as Carl Jung, Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore. These essays delve into the most sincere of all human emotions: the awe and curiosity about death, the only constant undying facet of life.
Sudhir Kakar is an Indian writer and psychoanalyst, based in Goa. A graduate of Gujarat University, he pursued his Diplom-Kaufmann in business economics at Mannheim in Germany and his Ph.D. in economics at Vienna.Dr. Kakar trained in psychoanalysis at the Sigmund-Freud Institute in Frankfurt, Germany in 1971. He taught at the Harvard University and was a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.