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Indian Psychology has its own intellectual history, which cannot be grasped without studying the dialectical spirals emerging from the constant boarder crossing of indigenous Indian concepts and the Western academic psychological concepts. If Indian minds are constituted by the cultural concepts and metaphors, the project of Indian psychology remains incomplete without exploring its conceptual machinery in the new discursive space of post-colonial multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multilingual India. This symposium takes off from the project initiated by R. C. Tripathi in 2013 and presents the intellectual history of four core concepts of Indian Psychology using the hermeneutic tools of social history. Each paper deals with one indigenous Indian concept and the discursive process through which this concept evolves from being a philosophical or a folk concept to become a cultural concept of 21st century India. What cultural and intellectual processes reify this concept and make it a substantive Indian psychological concept?
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