Chapter

A Theater of Hegemony

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/10.1093/0195139151.003.0006
 A Theater of Hegemony

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Discusses the way in which pandav lila presents an idealized version of local Rajputs, members of ”warrior” castes. It talks about the sublimated rivalry between Rajputs and Brahman priests and concludes that although the Rajputs are locally dominant, the Brahmans nevertheless maintain their cultural ”hegemony.”

Keywords: Bourdieu; castes; dominant; Gramsci; Hegemony

Chapter.  19711 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Hinduism

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