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Diana Dimitrova

Feb 24, 2022

Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions

Routledge 2020

Diana Dimitrova's book Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions (Routledge, 2020) analyses cultural questions related to representations of the body in South Asian traditions, human perceptions and attitudes toward the body in religious and cultural contexts, as well as the processes of interpreting notions of the body in religious and literary texts. Utilising an interdisciplinary perspective by means of textual study and ideological analysis, anthropological analysis, and phenomenological analysis, the book explores both insider- and outsider perspectives and issues related to the body from the 2nd century CE up to the present-day.

Diana Dimitrova is Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Traditions at the Institute of Religious Studies of the University of Montreal

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