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Author Whitaker, Jarrod

Title Strong arms and drinking strength : masculinity, violence, and the body in ancient India / Jarrod L. Whitaker
Published New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Contents Manhood and masculinity -- Brave men and manliness -- Mighty champions and slaying the dragon -- Strong-arms and drinking strength
Summary This book considers the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the Rigveda, India's oldest Sanskrit text, and argues that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained promotion and embodiment of what it means to be a true man
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Vedas. R̥gveda -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Vedas. R̥gveda fast
Subject Masculinity in the Vedas.
Soma in the Vedas.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- Sacred Writings.
Masculinity in the Vedas
Soma in the Vedas
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199857647