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When the Body Becomes All eyes - Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu
When the Body Becomes All eyes - Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu

When the Body Becomes All eyes - Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu

by Phillip B zarrilli

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195655389 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 310

Binding

Paperback

Phillip B zarrilli

Author: Phillip B zarrilli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 310
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195655389

Description

This is the first in-depth study of Kalarippayattu, one of India's traditional martial arts, dating from at least the twelfth century AD.

Based on twenty years of research and practice in Kerala, this profusely-illustrated interdisciplinary performance ethnography traces how Kalaippayattu is a mode of cultural practice through which bodies, knowledge, power, agency, selves and identities are constantly repositioned. The book will be a rewarding one for al those interested in he martial arts, general readers, anthropologists and culture theory scholars.

COMMENT:

We are indeed grateful to the author for providing a historical outline of the martial art, its ritual setting and the various dimensions of the physical disciplining besides the centrality about its notion of the attainment of psycho-physical perfection. . Filling the whole body with eyes.. A delightfully informative volume. - The Book Review

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