DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.05.003
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Abstract: This paper is a study of Kakar's The Ascetic of Desire from psychoanalytic perspective. The analyses are based on the psychoanalytic theories and concepts posited by Sigmund Freud. The focus of the study is on the psycho-sexual construction of the subjects in the concerned novel, how a subject develops sexually, how sexuality affects the psychological growth of the subject, the factors that hamper a subject's psycho-sexual growth, and how psycho-sexual growth ultimately transforms a subject both psychological…

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