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The Dance of the Cowherd

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195139150
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139151.003.0004
 The Dance of the Cowherd

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Explores the Pandav Lila as a regional tradition. After a brief overview of the history and culture of Garhwal, the author discusses the ways in which pandav lila presents the self‐image of the region's farmers. An extensive discussion of one particular dance form – the dance of the cowherd – is also included.

Keywords: dance; Garhwal; Mahabharata; Nakula; regional culture; self‐image

Chapter.  11438 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Hinduism

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