Masculinity in Ancient India

McComas Taylor mccomas.taylor at ANU.EDU.AU
Sun Nov 26 19:57:39 EST 2006


Could anyone recommend Indic sources on masculinity, from around 5 BCE 
to 10 CE? I'm particularly interested in notions of the ideal male body 
and what makes one a real man. Are there sources that compare the 
masculinity of brahmans and k.satriyas? And are there non-Buddhist 
sources that discuss the 32 major marks of a mahaapuru.sa, or is this 
unique to Buddhism? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

John Powers
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Australian National University
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