Sudhir Kakar (Novelist) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Sudhir Kakar (Novelist) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Sudhir Kakar?

Sudhir Kakar was an Indian psychoanalyst, novelist and author in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion. Kakar died on 22 April at the age 85.


Full NameSudhir Kakar
Date of Birth25 July, 1938
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Age (as of 2024)85 (Died in 2024)
EducationB. E Degree, Master’s in Business Administration, Doctor’s Degree in Economics
Alma Mater University of Mannheim, University of Vienna
Known forHis contribution in the field of Novels.
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Early life

Kakar spent his early childhood near Sargodha, now in Pakistan and also in Rohtak, where his father was an additional district magistrate during the British Raj and during the partition of India, and the family moved quite a bit from city to city.


After returning to India in 1975, Sudhir Kakar set up a practice as a psychoanalyst in Delhi. There, for a short period of time, he was the Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (1976–77). He has been 40th Anniversary Senior Fellow at the Centre for Study of World Religions at Harvard (2001–02), a visiting professor at the universities of Chicago (1989–93), McGill (1976–77), Melbourne (1981), Hawaii (1998) and Vienna (1974–75), INSEAD, France (1994–2013). He had been a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Study), Berlin, Centre for Advanced Study of Humanities, University of Cologne. Kakar was in private psychoanalytic practice in New Delhi for 25 years before moving in 2003 to his place of residence in Goa, India.[6] Since then he had his practice in Benaulim, a village in Goa. He was a Visiting Professor at Goa University.[8] He created controversy in a symposium regarding the Death Penalty for Child Rape in 2018 by advocating leniency towards perpetrators of child rape, emphasizing protection of the family reputation and the family bond over the child’s safety.


After his B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Gujarat University 1958, Kakar obtained a master’s equivalent in business administration at the University of Mannheim and a doctor’s degree in economics at the University of Vienna. He began his training in psychoanalysis at the University of Frankfurt’s Sigmund Freud Institute in 1971.

Family and Affairs





Kakar’s was awarded the 1987 Boyer Prize for Psychological Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.[15] He received the Order of Merit, Federal republic of Germany, Feb. 2012, Distinguished Service Award, Indo-American Psychiatric Association, 2007, Fellow, National Academy of Psychology, India, 2007, Member, Academy Universelle des Cultures, France, 2003, Abraham Kardiner Award, Columbia University, 2002, Rockefeller Residency, Bellagio. April–May 1999, Goethe Medal of Goethe Institute, Germany, 1998, Watumull Distinguished Scholar, University of Hawaii, Spring Semester, 1998, National Fellow in Psychology, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 1992–94, MacArthur Research Fellowship, 1993–94, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, 1986–88, Homi Bhabha Fellow, 1979-80. Karolyi Foundation Award for Young Writers, 1963. The French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur profiled Kakar as one of 25 major thinkers of the world while the German weekly Die Zeit profiled him as one of twenty one thinkers for the 21st century. Oxford University Press, Delhi is in the process of publishing 4 volumes of Kakar’s essays in their series Great Thinkers of Modern Asia.

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