Sudhir Kakar is an Indian psychoanalyst, novelist and scholar who specializes in the fields of cultural psychology, psychoanalysis and religion. Dr. Kakar’s reputable status has been acknowledged worldwide with Harvard University placing him as Senior Fellow at the Centre for Study of World Religions at the prestigious university. He is the author of 21 non-fiction books and 6 works of fiction. His oeuvre ranges from topics such as the Psychoanalytic study of Hindu childhood and society, Indian identity and cultural psyche to creativity and the psychology of terrorism. Some of his works include, ‘Shamans, Mystics and Doctors (1982)’, ‘The Colours of Violence (1995)’ and ‘The Indian Psyche (1996).