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Hunting the Rhinoceros: Pāṇḍav Līlā as a Man's Sport

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One of the most important dances in the pandav lila culminates with the killing of Arjuna by his son, Nagarjuna. Such parricides are extremely rare in Hindu myth and literature. In this chapter, the ... More


Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Jarrod L. Whitaker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book considers the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the R̥gveda, India’s oldest Sanskrit text, and argues that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained ... More


Introduction

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction argues that masculine ideologies and roles are central to the men who participate in sóma rituals in ancient India and these ideals are encoded in the three manly gods, Agni, Indra, ... More


Manhood and Masculinity

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 1 examines the use of common R̥gvedic terms that denote “man” (nár) and “manhood, masculinity” (nr̥mná, paúm̥sya). It argues that through the use of these terms poet-priests communicate a ... More


The Schoolteacher as Modern Father

Parna Sengupta

in Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter traces the origins of the transformation of Stow's training systems from its narrow pedagogic niche to the new forms of Christian masculinity. Stow's model of teacher training was ... More


Rādhā: Lover and Beloved of Kṛṣṇa

Tracy Coleman

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Although Sītā and Rādhā might seem to represent the ideal woman as pativratā and her adulterous antithesis respectively, this essay initially argues that both paradigmatic figures reflect the same ... More


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