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Dancing the SelfPersonhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal$
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William S. Sax

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195139150

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195139151.001.0001

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A Theater of Hegemony

A Theater of Hegemony

Pāṇḍav Līlā as a Rajput Tradition

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(p.93) 4 A Theater of Hegemony
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Dancing the Self
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William S. Sax (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195139151.003.0006

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

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