World Social Psychiatry

LUMINARIES IN SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182--186

The Gurū-Chelā Relationship Revisited: The Contemporary Relevance of the Work of Indian Psychiatrist Jaswant Singh Neki


Vincenzo Di Nicola 
 Department of Psychiatry, Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal; Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA; President, Canadian Association of Social Psychiatry; President-Elect, World Association of Social Psychiatry

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Vincenzo Di Nicola
Department of Psychiatry, Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal, 7401, rue Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec H1N 3M5, Canada

The aims of this appreciation of the life and work of Jaswant Singh Neki (1925–2015), a leading Indian psychiatrist and Sikh scholar, are: (1) to revisit Neki's contributions to social psychiatry through his employment of the Indian paradigm of the gurū-chelā relationship; (2) to contrast and compare Neki's gurū-chelā paradigm for psychotherapy with the Western “I-centred paradigm” of psychotherapy; and (3) to examine the impact of Neki's gurū-chelā paradigm in India and the Indian diaspora and to synthesize it with contemporary trends in psychotherapy in Western societies.


How to cite this article:
Di Nicola V. The Gurū-Chelā Relationship Revisited: The Contemporary Relevance of the Work of Indian Psychiatrist Jaswant Singh Neki.World Soc Psychiatry 2022;4:182-186


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Di Nicola V. The Gurū-Chelā Relationship Revisited: The Contemporary Relevance of the Work of Indian Psychiatrist Jaswant Singh Neki. World Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];4:182-186
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