Grace of Four Moons Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India

ISBN-10: 0253349117

ISBN-13: 9780253349118

Edition: 2008

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Description: A fascinating examination of body art, the most common and universal form of material expressions of culture

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.784

Ray Cashman is Associate Professor of English and Folklore Studies at Ohio State University and author of Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border (IUP, 2008).Tom Mould is Associate Professor of Anthropology and director of PERCS, the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies, at Elon University. He is author of Choctaw Prophecy: A Legacy of the Future and Choctaw Tales.Pravina Shukla is Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington and author of The Grace of Four Moons (IUP, 2007).

Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University and author of many books, including Passing the Time in Ballymenone (IUP, 1995), Turkish Traditional Art Today (IUP, 1993), The Potter's Art (IUP, 2000), and Vernacular Architecture (IUP, 2000). His books have won a host of awards and three of his works have been named among the notable books of the year by the New York Times. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Body Art in Banaras
Getting Ready
Gaze, Sacred and Secular
Production and Commerce
Shopping for Clothes
Weaving Saris
Making Jewelry
Kanhaiya Lal
Shopping along the Vishvanath Gali
Assembling Bangle Sets
Personal Adornment
Nina Khanchandani
Neelam Chaturvedi
Mukta Tripathi
Body Art in the Lifecycle
After the Wedding
Before the Wedding
The Wedding
Conclusion
The Study of Body Art
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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