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Author Sax, William Sturman

Title Dancing the Self : Parenthood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal
Published Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2002


Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents Contents -- Introduction: The Performative Construction of the Self -- Prologue: The Mahābhārata Story -- 1. The Sutol Pāndav Līlā -- 2. The Dance of the Cowherd: Pāndav Līlā as a Regional Tradition -- 3. Hunting the Rhinoceros: Pāndav Līlā as a Man's Sport -- 4. A Theater of Hegemony: Pāndav Līlā as a Rajput Tradition -- 5. Violent Women: Draupadi and Kunti in the Pāndav Līlā -- 6. A Divine King in the Western Himalayas -- 7. The Hall of Mirrors: Orientalism, Anthropology, and the Other -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G
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Summary Annotation For ten years, William Sax studied the inhabitants of the former kingdom of Garhwal in northern India. Sax attended and participated in performances of the pandav lila (a ritual reenactment of scenes from the Mahabharata in a dance) and observed its context in village life. Combiningethnographic fieldwork with sophisticated reflection on the larger meanings of these rituals and practices, this volume presents the information in a style accessible to the uninitiated reader. Sax opens a window on a fascinating (and threatened) aspect of rural Indian life and on Hinduism as aliving religion, while providing an accessible introduction to the Mahabharata itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pāṇḍava līlā.
Self-presentation in literature.
Folk drama -- History and criticism
Folk drama
Pāṇḍava līlā
Self-presentation in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780198031871