Images of the Body in India: South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity

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This intriguing book engages with the concept of the body in its cultural context by acknowledging and demonstrating that the human body is understood differently in Western and Indian cultures. The contributors go on to show that any attempt to put forward a single concept of the body within Indian culture would be misleading. Divided into three parts, the book examines the considerable and often conflicting variations in body images and body concepts. In Part One the contributors focus on the representation of the body in ...

Images of the Body in India: South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity 2016, CRC Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781138662841

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