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Strong arms and drinking strength : masculinity, violence, and the body in ancient India

Author: Jarrod Whitaker
Publisher: England ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jarrod Whitaker examines the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the Rigveda, India's oldest Sanskrit text, arguing that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jarrod Whitaker
ISBN: 9780199755707 0199755701
OCLC Number: 606404599
Description: x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Manhood and masculinity --
Brave men and manliness --
Mighty champions and slaying the dragon --
Strong-arms and drinking strength.
Responsibility: Jarrod L. Whitaker.

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This important book cuts sensitively to the core of the construction of masculinity in Vedic family, clan, and tribal society. From early hymns that reflect expansion through seasonal migrations to Read more...

 
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