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

Author: Jarrod Whitaker
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : 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: Llibres electrònics
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jarrod Whitaker
OCLC Number: 804788855
Notes: Descripció del recurs: el 4 juliol 2011.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: Manhood and Masculinity ; Chapter 2: Brave Men and Bravery ; Chapter 3: Champions, Obstacles, and the Dragon ; Chapter 4: Strong Arms and Drinking Strength ; Conclusion ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Jarrod L. Whitaker.

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