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Title Gandhi's body : sex, diet, and the politics of nationalism / Joseph S. Alter.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 207 pages)
Series Critical Histories
Critical histories.
Note OldControl:muse9780812204742.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
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Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
India -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Diet -- India.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Sexual ethics -- India.
Nationalism -- India.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface: History, Body, Culture; PART I. RETHINKING THE MAHATMA; Chapter 1. Gandhi's Body, Gandhi's Truth; Chapter 2. The Ethereal Politics of the Mahatma's Fasts; PART II. NATIONALISM, TRANSNATIONALISM, AND THE EMBODIED SELF; Chapter 3. Nature Cure and Yoga: Transnational Experiments with Ether and Hydrotherapy; Chapter 4. Surya Namaskar-Salute to Village Democracy; Chapter 5. Somatic Nationalism: Gama the Great, Another Heroic Indian; Conclusion: Post-Gandhian Somatics: Auto-Urine Therapy; Glossary; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K.
LM; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments.
Summary "This brilliant and infuriating book is the latest intriguing offering from one of the most original anthropologists working ... It offers us unpredictable and illuminating interpretations of classical material."--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Other Title Print version: Alter, Joseph S. Gandhi's body. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000