Hindu Culture and Personality: A Psycho-Analytic Study
Bombay: P.C. Manaktala and Sons Private Ltd, 1967. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5549
Bombay: P.C. Manaktala and Sons Private Ltd, 1967. Second Impression. Octavo; xii + 400pp, including appendices, bibliography, and index. Orange dust jacket over gray cloth-covered boards with gold stamped spine. Dust jacket shows minor soiling and spine chipping, unclipped with price of 32 rupees intact. Binding tight and square, but ink of jacket has bled through onto the gray cloth front and back. Foxing on top edge of textblock.
Spratt, one of the founders of the Communist Party in India, later prosecuted in the labor-focused Meerut Conspiracy Case, uses a heavy-handed psychoanalytic conceptual framework to--brashly--sum up all of Hindu India. The first appendix, now a dated curiosity, provides a psychoanalysis of Mahatma Gandhi.