Acollection of papers in the area of health psychology, this book offers the reader a ready reference on the Indian researches and literature in the field. The book explores Indian writings on various aspects of distress, well-being and health. As one goes through the book, one wonders what might have taken so long for this book to get published? Most articles are reprints of works writ-ten between 1989 and 2004; even among the contributions marked as ‘New Papers’ which have been ‘specially commissioned’ for this book are articles which are based on works that may be over a decade old. Namita Pande and Radha Krishna Naidu’s paper titled ‘Anasakti and Health: An Empirical Study of Anasakti (Non-attachment)’ has reflections of the one published in a Sage Journal—Psychology and Developing Societies in September 1992. Another paper on Psychotherapy and Indian Thought by Alok Pandey is based on his paper presented at a conference on Indian Psychology in Pondicherry in 2004. Sage published an edited volume on New Directions in Indian Psychology, Volume 1: Social Psychology in 2002 and this work by the same editors seems a continuation in that series albeit it comes ten years later!
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