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Published: 28 April 2011

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199755707

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Strong Arms and Drinking Strength

Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Jarrod L. Whitaker

  • First book-length study of masculinity, the body, and ritual practices in ancient India.
  • Examines the reasons why the Rigvedic ritual tradition exists in the first place, how its proponents sustained and reproduced it over time, and also the relationship between ritual performances, and the migrations of Aryan peoples into ancient India.

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