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Unformatted text preview: 1) against hierarchical caste purity. 2) against ethnic/religious exclusiveness. 3) against modern consumerism. 4) against immorality, corruption and laziness B. Contemporary social organization. 1) gymnasiums 2) guru/disciple relationship C. Who wrestles Exclusively male D. Why wrestle? 1) improve health and develop character 2) build up the strength of the nation. E. Building the Body and Reforming the Nation 1) the gymnasium as the nation in microcosm. 2) exercise and the embodiment of national character. a) brahmacharya celibacy and self control b) vyayam-- exercise. c) jor-- wrestling practice. d) khurak-- diet and food. G. Embodying character -- wrestling as a way of life. Competition Status, Honor and earning your name a. Dangal tournaments. b. Rituals of honour and status. c. The body on stage performing character....
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- Spring '07
- Cultural Anthropology