When the Body Becomes All Eyes : Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art

When the Body Becomes All Eyes : Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art

Book Title: When the Body Becomes All Eyes : Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art

Author: Cyndi Dale

Format: Paperback | 332 pages

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2000

ISBN-13: 9780195655384

This is the first in-depth study of kalarippayattu - one of India's traditional martial and medical arts dating from at least the 12th century AD. Based on twenty years of research and practice in Kerala, this study traces how kalarippayattu is a mode of cultural practice through which bodies, knowledges, powers, agency, selves, and identities are constantly repositioned.