I am a Jungian scholar and cultural historian based in Bangalore, India. My first career was in development sector, in research, training and policy building. I worked with bilateral agencies for over a decade, on poverty and human development issues, in rural and urban-poor communities of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. I specialized in gender and environmental concerns, and in field research and participatory training methods. I trained later in Tavistock Group Relations method in the U.K.
In 2013, I transitioned to Jungian Studies with the publication of my book ‘Jung in India’. I have been involved with Analytical psychology education and research since 2005. ‘Jung in India’ is based on original archival research about Jung’s history with India. It documents an important transcultural history, with wide implications for post-Jungian studies. Currently, I am working on a Jungian interpretation of the Indian epic, The Ramayana, at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK.
I teach, write, lecture and research on a wide variety of themes on psyche and culture. I am a member of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS), and an editorial committee member of the International Journal of Jungian Studies, (IJJS). I have been an invited jury member of the IAJS Book Awards 2022. My second book, ‘Animus, Psyche and Culture – A Jungian Revision’ (2023), will be presented at the Kolkata Book Fair in January 2024.