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Anup Dhar

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Anup Dhar

Professor, School of Human Studies
Director, Centre for Development Practice
Ambedkar University, Delhi

CUSP the Journal Issue 1
CUSP the Journal Issue 2

- CUSP the Journal - Issues 1 and 2 AUTHOR
Dialogue on Violence: An Interview with Dr. Ashis Nandy (Issue 1)
The Schizo-Political: Repression, Liberation and the Beyond (Issue 2)

Anup Dhar is Associate Professor, at the School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi. He was a medical doctor while he was also a keen follower of the political. Both shaped his autobiography. On the one hand, he moved to histories of healing and philosophies of the body and thereafter to mental health, especially post-Foucauldian psychiatry and post-Freudian psychoanalysis, in particular Lacanian psychoanalysis. On the other hand, the critique of the extant imagination of the political took him to the interstices of Marxism, the Gandhi–Tagore debate and (French) feminist perspectives. He has a PhD in Philosophy. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology (

His books include Dislocation and Resettlement in Development: From Third World to World of the Third (with Anjan Chakrabarti, Routledge, 2010), World of the Third and Global Capitalism (with Anjan Chakrabarti and Stephen Cullenberg, Worldview Press, 2012), The Indian Economy in Transition: Globalization, Capitalism and Development with Anjan Chakrabarti and Byasdeb Dasgupta, Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Kathapokathane Marx-Rabindranath: Unnayan O Bikalpa (Marx and Tagore in Dialogue: Development and Alternative) (Kolkata: Gangchil, 2008) – (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti). He has just completed a book manuscript titled Psychoanalysis and Sexuation in Cultural Crucible: Genealogies of Aboriginalization.

He is currently co-editing three volumes titled (i) Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir (co-edited with Manasi Kumar and Anurag Misra) – OUP: New Delhi (forthcoming 2015), (ii) Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India (co-edited with Sridhar. K. and Tejaswini Niranjana) – Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad, Telengana (forthcoming 2015) and (iii) Community Mental Health, Psychoanalysis and Faith Healing: Between the Clinical, the Cultural and the Critical (co-edited with Radhika. P. and Ashish Rajadhyaksha) – Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad, Telengana (forthcoming 2016).

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  • - Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Gender and Sexuality, Development Studies, and Postcolonial Studies
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