Masculinity in Ancient India

Miska Pruszowska annamisia at YAHOO.COM
Mon Nov 27 03:34:20 EST 2006


You could also look at the medical texts, such as the
Suzruta SaMhitA, and at some iconographic texts that
based their proportions of the ideal human body on the
medical texts, such as the CitralakSaNa.

Anna Slaczka
Leiden.





--- McComas Taylor <mccomas.taylor at ANU.EDU.AU> wrote:

> 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
> -- 
> Dr. John Powers
> Reader
> Centre for Asian Societies and Histories
> Australian National University
> Canberra, ACT 0200
> Australia
> 
> Office: (61 2) 6125 2686
> FAX: (61 2) 6125 8326
> Email: john.powers at anu.edu.au
> 



 
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