Download e-book for iPad: The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India by Joseph S. Alter

By Joseph S. Alter

The Wrestler's Body tells the tale of a lifestyle prepared when it comes to actual self-development. whereas Indian wrestlers are aggressive athletes, also they are ethical reformers whose perception of self and society is essentially somatic. utilizing the insights of anthropology, Joseph regulate writes an ethnography of the wrestler's body that elucidates the somatic constitution of the wrestler's id and ideology.

Young males in North India might decide to subscribe to an akhara, or gym, the place they topic themselves to a posh application of actual and ethical health. Alter's first-hand description of every aspect of the wrestler's routine bargains a special point of view on South Asian tradition and society. Wrestlers suppose that ethical reform of Indian nationwide personality is key and recommend their lifestyle as an ideology of nationwide health and wellbeing. everyone seems to be known as directly to turn into a wrestler and construct collective power via self-discipline.

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