Faculty Profile

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Dr. Anup Dhar

  • Affiliation Director,
    Center For Development Practice
    Professor
    School of Liberal Studies
  • Email anup@aud.ac.in

Qualification

PhD (Philosophy)

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Courses Taught:

In PhD:

  • 2012: Girindrasekhar Bose and the Secret Politics of AbOriginal Psychoanalysis (at AUD) – 4 credits

In MPhil:

Psychotherapy and Clinical Thinking:

  • Psychoanalysis in Cultural Crucible: Girindrasekhar Bose and the New Theory of Mental Life (3 credits): 2011
  • Reading Freud (3 credits): 2012
  • Clinical Research (4 credits): 2013
  • Community Mental Health (2 credits): 2016

Development Practice:

  • Philosophy of Development Practice (4 credits): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Gender and Development (2 credits): 2016
  • Action Research Workshop (2 credits) (in 2nd semester): 2014, 2015
  • Action Research Workshop (2 credits) (in 3rd semester): 2014, 2015

Women and Gender Studies:

  • Reading Texts in Historical Context (4 credits): 2012, 2013, 2014

In MA (Psychology and Gender Studies):

  • Idea, Knowledge, Ethics (4 credits): 2013, 2014
  • Psychology as a Human Science (4 credits): 2011, 2012
  • Ways of Human (2 credits): 2012
  • Politics Resistance Transformation (2 credits): 2015
  • Deconstructing Normalcy (4 credits): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Reading Freud

UG (Psychology):

  • Neuropsychology (4 credits): 2013
  • Nature of Science (4 credits – co-taught): 2018

Publications

Books:

 

  • (2009): Dislocation and Resettlement in Development: From Third World to World of the Third (New York and London: Routledge) - (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2012): World of the Third and Global Capitalism (New Delhi: Worldview Press) – (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti and Stephen Cullenberg).
  • (2015) The Indian Economy in Transition: Globalization, Capitalism and Development - Cambridge University Press: Delhi (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti and Byasdeb Dasgupta).
  • (2008): Kathapokathane Marx-Rabindranath: Unnayan O Bikalpa (Development and Alternative: Marx and Tagore in Dialogue) (Kolkata: Gangchil) – (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2019): Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Feminism – Kolkata: The Asiatic Society (forthcoming 2019).

 

Edited Volumes:

 

  • (2016) Special Double Issue of Rethinking Marxism titled “Marxism and Spirituality” (co-edited) Vol. 28, No. 3-4. Routledge: New York and London (Taylor and Francis). Co-edited with Anjan Chakrabarti and Serap Kayatekin (2016).
  • (2017). Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India (co-edited with Sridhar. K. and Tejaswini Niranjana) – Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad, Telengana (2017). Co-edited with K. Sridhar and Tejaswini Niranjana.
  • (2018) Psychoanalysis in the Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood (forthcoming: Lexington Book’s [Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group] Psychoanalytic Studies: Clinical, Social, and Cultural Contexts Series, 2018). Co-edited with Manasi Kumar and Anurag Misra.
  • Clinic Critique Culture: Philosophy and Praxis of Psychoanalysis in India (co-edited with Radhika. P. and Ashish Rajadhyaksha) – Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad, Telengana (forthcoming 2019)

 

Monographs:

  • (2007): Class Trouble (co-authored) (Kolkata: Sanhati).
  • (2007): Lesbian Standpoint (co-authored) (Kolkata: Sanhati).

 

 

Manuscripts:

 

  • Philosophies of Healing: Between East and West – co-edited with Rakhi Ghoshal – (in conversation with Routledge: New York and London); Series Editor: Sunder Sarukkai.
  • Whither the Political: Gandhi-Tagore-Ambedkar – co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti (in conversation with Bloomsbury: New Delhi).
  • Hegemony: Being and Praxis – co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti – (in conversation with Aakar Books: New Delhi).

 

 

Publications in Edited Volumes:

 

 

  • (2018) “Melancholy Philosophy: Polis-Praxis-Phronesis and the Slave’s Know-How” in Abandonment and Abjection: Melancholy in Philosophy and Art. Ed. Satya Brata Das. Aakar Books: New Delhi.
  • (2018) “What if the University is a Parrot’s Training” in The University Unthought: Notes for a Future. Ed. Debaditya Bhattacharya. Routledge: New York and London.
  • (2018) “Genealogies of Aboriginalizaton: Psychoanalysis and Sexuation in Cultural Crucible” in Psychoanalysis in Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood. Lexington Books.
  • (2017) “Cryptonymy: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Politics” in Philosophy, Language and the Political: Poststructuralism in Perspective. Editors: Franson Manjali and Marc Crépon. Aakar Books: New Delhi.
  • (2017). “Transition” in Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics. David M. Brennan, David Kristjanson-Gural, Catherine P. Mulder, Erik K. Olsen (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2017). “Economic Development” in Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics. David M. Brennan, David Kristjanson-Gural, Catherine P. Mulder, Erik K. Olsen (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2017) “Primitive Accumulation and Historical Inevitability: A Postcolonial Critique” (coauthored with Anjan Chakrabarti and Stephen Cullenberg) in Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism without Guarantees. Ed. Rob Garnett. Routledge: New York and London.
  • (2017). “Cognition: Beyond the Mind-Body Divide” (co-authored) in Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India – Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad, Telengana.
  • (2017). “The Other Father: Oedipus, anti-Oedipus and the an-Oedipal” in Imperial Maladies: Literatures on Healthcare and Psychoanalysis in India. Ed. Pritha Kundu – Nova Science Publishers: New York, forthcoming.
  • (2016) Chitranshi, B. & Dhar, A. “The Living Dead” in From Death Drive to State Repression: Marxism, Psychoanalysis and the Structural Violence of Capitalism (De la pulsión de muerte a la repression de Estado: marxismo y psicoanálisis ante la violencia estructural del capitalism). Porrúa: Mexico, pp. 59-77.
  • (2016). "The Asiatic (in) Marx: Two Histories of Non-Capital" in Marxian Theory Assessment and Relevance in the Post Reform Era - Ed. Anureema Bhattacharya, Subrata Kumar Ray, Sutapa Ray - Madhav Books: New Delhi.
  • (2016). "Tagore and 'The Future of an Illusion' " in Rabindranath Tagore on Economy Politics and Society - Contemporary Discourses Ed. Sebak Jana - Dey Book Concern: Kolkata 123-135 (coauthored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2015). “What if, the Hurt is Real?” in The State of Hurt: Sentiment, Politics, Censorship – Ed. Rina Ramdev, Sandhya Devesan Nambiar, Debaditya Bhattacharya – Sage: New Delhi.
  • (2015). “Critical Psychology in Asia: Four Fundamental Concepts” in Handbook of Critical Psychology Ed. Ian Parker – Routledge: New York and London - ISBN: 978-1-84872-218-7.
  • (2013). “Rethinking the Falling Rate of Profit and the Crisis in Capitalism” in Non-Mainstream Dimensions of Global Political Economy: Essays in Honour of Sunanda Sen pp. 129-150 – Ed. Byasdeb Dasgupta – Routledge: New Delhi, London and New York.
  • (2013) “When Our Lips Speak genderlabor Together” in Sunanada Sen and Anjan Chakrabarti (ed) Development on Trial: Shrinking Space for the Periphery (Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad) – (co-authored).
  • (2013) “Political Economy of Mental Health in India” in Sharmila Banerjee and Anjan Chakrabarti (ed.) Development and Sustainability: India in a Global Context. Springer: New Delhi – (co-authored).
  • (2013) "Rethinking the Indian State: In the context of the New Economic Map" in Sunanada Sen and Anjan Chakrabarti (ed) Development on Trial: Shrinking Space for the Periphery (Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad) – (co-authored).
  • (2010): “Science(s) of the Mind: Fort-Da between the Windscreen and the Rearview Mirror” in Partha Ghosh (ed) Materialism and Immaterialism In India and the West: Varying Vistas (Volume XII, Levels of Reality, Part 5) as part of the broader PROJECT OF HISTORY OF INDIAN SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (PHISPC) in the CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN CIVILIZATIONS (CSC), under the general editorship of D P Chattopadhyay.
  • (2010): “Rights of the ‘Mad’ in Mental Health Sciences” (co-authored) in Shashi Motilal (ed) Human Rights and Ethics: Conceptual Analysis and Contextual Applications (London: Anthem Press).
  • (2009): “Orientalism and the Transition of India in the Era of Globalisation” (co-authored) in Emory Elliot, Jasmine Payne and Patricia Ploerch (ed) Immigration and Migration: Social Change and Cultural Transformation (London: Palgrave).
  • (2007): “Non-Reason, Madness, Mental Health Science and the ‘Ethics of Psychoanalysis’ ” (co-authored) in Ratna Dutta-Sharma and Sashimungla (ed) Patient-Physician Relationship (New Delhi: Decent Books - in collaboration with Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata).
  • (2006): “Lacanian Theory: Beyond or within the Linguistic Turn” in Franson Manjali (ed) Post-structuralism and Cultural Theory (New Delhi: Allied Publishers).
  • (2005): “Unreason and the ‘Ethics of Psychoanalysis’ ” in Jayanti Basu and Hirendra Nath Gupta (ed) Glimpses into Behavioural Science: Methods and Themes in Practice: A Selection of ASC-CU Refresher Course Lectures. (published by: UGC Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta).

 

Journal articles

  • (2017) “Whither the Political: Marx meets Ambedkar at Sriniketan” in Economic and Political Weekly (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti).
  • (2017). “What if there is violence in pleasure” in Seminar - Containing Violence: a symposium on why strategies of pacification are failing. March 2017.
  • (2016). “Marxism as Ascetic: Spiritual as Phronetic” in Rethinking Marxism – Volume 29. No. 1. October – Routledge: New York and London – (co-authored) – ISSN: 0893-5696.
  • (2016). “(Un)doing Marxism from the Outside” in Rethinking Marxism – Volume 28. No. 2. April – Routledge: New York and London – (co-authored).
  • (2016). “Crossing Materialism and Religion: An Interview on Marxism and Spirituality with
  • the Fourteenth Dalai Lama” in Rethinking Marxism – Vol. 29. No. 1. October – Routledge: New York and London – (co-authored) – ISSN: 0893-5696.
  • (2015). “What if, one is always already included?” in Seminar – 674. October 2015. (2015).
  • “The Question Before the Communist Horizon” in Rethinking Marxism – Volume 27. No. 3. July – Routledge: New York and London - (co-authored with Anjan Chakrabarti) – ISSN: 0893-5696.
  • (2014). “Swaraj in Ideas: From Third World to World of the Third” in Journal of Contemporary Thought – No. 40, Winter – ISSN: 0971-4731.
  • (2015). “The Althusser-Lacan Correspondence as ground for Psycho-social Studies” in Psychotherapy and Politics International – Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), 12 (3) – (co-authored).
  • (2014). “Faith Healing in India: The Cultural Quotient of the Critical” in Disability and the Global South – Special Issue on Global Mental Health (www.dgsjournal.org), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 285-301 (co-authored with Sabah Siddiqui and Kimberly Lacroix).
  • (2013). “Social Funds, Poverty Management and Subjectivation: Beyond the World Bank Approach” Cambridge Journal of Economics – (co-authored) - forthcoming.
  • (2013): “At the Edge of Critical Psychology” in The Annual Review of Critical Psychology (ARCP), (co-authored).
  • (2012): “Interrogating Inclusive Development in India’s Transition Process” in Coll. Anthropology 36, 4: 1089-1099.
  • (2012), (2013) and (2014): "In Conversation with Ashis Nandy" in Charcha, Vol 1, No 1, July, Vol 1, No. 2, January, Vol 2, No 2 July, and Vol 1, No 3, January.
  • (2012): “Gravel in the Shoe: Nationalism and World of the Third”, Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture and Society, 24(1), (New York and London: Routledge).
  • (2012): “The Temple and the Asylum” (co-authored), Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychology, 19(1), (co-authored) (http://www.asylumonline.net/).
  • (2012) “India’s Dipping Child Sex Ration and the Politics of Enemisation” in Economic and Political Weekly – (co-authored).
  • (2011): “Cultural Studies as labor of negotiation in Higher Education”, Journal of Cultural Studies (ed. Lawrence Grossberg), 25(1), (New York and London: Routledge).
  • (2009): “Developments: Queering Time”, Review of Erica Burman’s book Developments: Child, Image, Nation, in Journal of Health Management, (London: Sage).
  • (2009): “Sexual Difference: Encore, yet again”, Annual Review of Critical Psychology (ARCP), 7 (http://www.discourseunit.com/annual-review/arcp-7-lacan-and-critical-psychology/).
  • (2008): “Development and Capitalism: An Encounter with Tagore’s Ideas on the ‘Co-operative Principle’ ” (co-authored), Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture and Society, 20(3): 487 - 499 (New York and London: Routledge).
  • (2008): “Rethinking Poverty beyond Non-Surplus Theories: Class and Ethical Dimensions of Poverty Eradication” (co-authored), Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture and Society, 20(4): 673 - 687 (New York and London: Routledge).
  • (2007): “Whither the (Post)colonial: Freud and the Savage Freud”, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kolkata, July.
  • (2007): “Children’s Working World through the Lens of Class” (co-authored), Journal of Social and Economic Development (published by Institute of Social and Economic Change [ISEC]).
  • (2006) “Labour, Class and Economy: Rethinking Trade Union Struggle”, Economic and Political Weekly, 43(22) May 31 - June 06 (co-authored).
  • (2006): “Modernism and the Lacanian Real” (co-authored), Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kolkata.
  • (2004): “Survival of Violence: Violence of Survival”, Identity, Culture and Politics, 5(1-2), (published by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal).
  • (2004): “Postcolonial Psychiatry: Nothing (Post)Colonial About It” (a study in the life and works of the Bengali psychiatrist and Marxist Dr. Dhirendranath Ganguly), Bengal Journal of Psychiatry, Publication of The Indian Psychiatric Society, 12(2).
  • (2003): “Psychiatry and its Discontents: Voices From Within”, Bengal Journal of Psychiatry, Publication of The Indian Psychiatric Society (co-authored), 12(1).
  • (2000): “Athira” (introspections into (post)colonial representations of female/feminine sexuality) in From the Margins, August, 2000.

Journal articles

RESEARCH SUPERVISION:

Research Guide to 7 PhD Fellows:

Research Co-Guide to two PhD Fellows:

  • Ranjini Krishnan (Cultural Studies, CSCS; registered in Manipal University) – degree granted in 2016.
  • Rakhi Ghoshal (Cultural Studies, CSCS; registered in Manipal University) – degree granted in 2016.
  • Latika Vashist (Women’s and Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi in collaboration with the Centre for Women’s Development Studies CWDS]) – thesis submitted in 2018.
  • Mitra (Psychology, Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • Deepti Sachdeva (Psychology, Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • Anshumita Pandey (Psychology, Ambedkar University, Delhi)
  • Sutanuka Bhattacharya (Women’s and Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi in collaboration with the Centre for Women’s Development Studies CWDS])
  • Deepti Sharma (Psychology, Ambedkar University Delhi)
  • Chang (Psychology, Ambedkar University Delhi)

Research Co-Guide to two PhD Fellows –

  • Indrani Basu (Department of Economics, Kalyani University) – degree granted in 2015.
  • Biswas (Psychology; registered in Women’s Studies, University of Calcutta) – degree awarded in 2016.

 

EDITORIAL WORK: 

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Rethinking Marxism (2016-2019)
  • Editor of CUSP: Journal of Studies in Culture, Subjectivity, Psyche. (Edited Special Issue on “Psychoanalysis and the Political” Dec 2016) www.cuspthejournal.com
  • Member of the Editorial Collective of ‘From the Margins: a journal of critical theory in a postcolonial setting’ – Kolkata (1998-2003).
  • Member of the Editorial Collective of Tepantar: a journal of critical political philosophy and praxis – Kolkata (2004-2009) (in Bengali).