Head and Heart: Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India

1st Edition

Mary Storm

Routledge India
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 430 Pages
ISBN 9781138660311 - CAT# Y229724

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Summary

An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion and politics to explore why these images were produced and how they became paradigms of heroism.

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