SLS Mirror Dec - Jan 2017 - Page 24

India(ns) on the Psychoanalytic Couch: An Introduction to the Work of Sudhir Kakar what Kakad refers to as the “Ganesha Complex”, his version of the Oedipus Complex, in which the mother's image splits into two – the conscious, unambivalently positive one and the unconscious, erotic and dangerous ambivalent one. Dr. Shah ended the lecture by talking about Alan Roland, who theorizes about culture shaping the formation of different selves – the “I” self and the “We” self, the latter being much bigger in Indians. 22