Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal by William S. Sax

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

byWilliam S. Sax

Paperback | September 15, 2001

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$56.50

Earn 283 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.

About The Author

William S. Sax is at University of Canterbury.
God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas
God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

by William S Sax

$20.79$25.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State
The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

by William S. Sax

$31.19$38.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Mountain Goddess: Gender and Politics in a Himalayan Pilgrimage
Mountain Goddess: Gender and Politics in a Himalayan Pilgrimage

by William S. Sax

$54.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of GarhwalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195139151

ISBN - 13:9780195139150

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews