Masked ritual and performance in South India : dance, healing, and possession

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Full title: Masked ritual and performance in South India : dance, healing, and possession / David Schulman and Deborah Thiagarajan, editors.
Corporate Author: University of Michigan. Center for South Asian Studies.
, Madras Craft Foundation.
Other authors: Shulman, David Dean, 1949- , (Editor)
Thiagarajan, Deborah, (Editor)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Throughout South India, masks are related to the presence of divine beings and, as such, induce transformation in the awareness of both performers and audience. Masked performance may also be powerfully linked to rituals of healing, which aim at freeing the self from states of blockage, isolation, and possession. Taken together, the essays offer an initial grammar of South Indian masking as the culture-specific formation of visible surfaces in which primary issues of identity, self-knowledge, and perception are brought into play. Masking thus implies meta-psychological perspectives on the notions of self, face, and maturation and on the internal economy of the mind in cultures far removed from standard Western psychological paradigms."--Jacket.
Other authors: Shulman, David Dean, 1949- , (Editor), Thiagarajan, Deborah, (Editor)
Corporate Author: University of Michigan. Center for South Asian Studies., Madras Craft Foundation.
Language: English
Published: Ann Arbor : Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, [2006]
Classmark: FOX /533348
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780891480884
0891480889