Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
We are currently experiencing delivery delays for items requested from other institutions while transitioning to a new statewide delivery service. Please contact your library with questions or advice about alternative resources. Thank you for your patience!
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Author Sinha, Jai B. P. (Jai Ballabha Prasad), 1936-
Title Psycho-social analysis of the Indian mindset / Jai B.P. Sinha.
Imprint New Delhi : Springer, 2014.

View online
View online
Author Sinha, Jai B. P. (Jai Ballabha Prasad), 1936-
Subject East Indians -- Psychology.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. The Framework -- Chapter 2. Collectivism and Individualism -- Chapter 3. Hierarchy and Power Process -- Chapter 4. Spirituality and Materialism -- Chapter 5. Religiosity, Secularism, and Sexuality -- Chapter 6. Entrepreneurship amidst Dependence Proneness -- Chapter 7. The Paradoxical Mindset -- Chapter 8. The Shifting Mindset -- Chapter 9. Mindset in the Larger Context -- Chapter 10. Epilogue.
Summary This volume situates Indians in the contemporary world and profiles the major facets of their thought and behaviour; then goes back to trace their roots to ancient thought to see how the past predisposes and the present guides Indians in their everyday life. The volume begins with a conceptual framework showing how the Indian worldview has encompassed and enveloped a variety of ideas and influences from divergent sources. As a result, Indians are both collectivists and individualists, hierarchically oriented while respecting merit and quality, religious as well as secular and sexually indulgent, spiritual as well as materialists, excessively dependent but remarkably entrepreneurial, non-violent in principle but violent in practice and comfortable in shifting between analytical, synthetic as well as intuitive approaches to reality. Such a coexistence of opposites often causes inaction, hesitation and perfunctory action, but also equips Indians to be innovative by continuously aligning their thought and behaviour to the demands of a milieu. The milieu has an inner layer consisting of desh (place), kaal (time) and paatra (person), which are embedded in the larger societal contexts of castes and classes, poverty, corruption, fragmenting politics, conflicts and violence and unfolding global opportunities and challenges. Cultural heritage permeates in all these. Indians function in this tiered, multifactorial, dynamic space. This volume draws evidence from ancient texts and the latest national and international research, many of which were conducted by the author and his associates. It does not, however, hesitate to indulge in anecdotal evidence, cases and speculative ideas in order to complete the picture. The author takes an in-depth view of the Indian mindset without getting the reader lost in either the intricacies of ancient philosophical abyss or the trivialities of present-day non-events.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 30, 2014).
ISBN 9788132218043 (electronic bk.)
8132218043 (electronic bk.)
8132218035 (print)
9788132218036 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-81-322-1804-3
OCLC # 894044151
Additional Format Printed edition: 9788132218036

If you experience difficulty accessing or navigating this content, please contact the OPAL Support Team