The Doctor and Mrs. A: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis

Sarah Pinto ’96

The Doctor and Mrs. A: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis, by Sarah Pinto ’96. Just before Independence, a young Punjabi woman, called Mrs. A, sat down with her psychiatrist for an experiment in dream analysis. To envision her future beyond marriage and colonial rule, she turned to female figures from Hindu myth. An unconventional history of gender and sexuality in late colonialism, this book tells her story and reminds us of the global character of feminism, psychiatry, and ethical thinking. (Fordham University Press, 2019)

"A richly layered, rigorous, often surprising, delightful romp of a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers."—Lucinda Ramberg, Cornell University

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