terça-feira, abril 28, 2009


the body between science and philosophy

yoga in modern India

Joseph S. Alter

There is probably no tradition that has been construed as more timeless, more intrinsically authentic, more inherently Indian than Yoga. It has become a kind of pristine cultural icon... My purpose in this book is to question some of the most fundamental assumptions about Yoga and, by extension, to question assumptions about civilization, modernity, and nationalism.

Alter, Joseph
2006 Yoga in Modern India: The Body between Science and Philosophy. Princeton University Press, p.14. (2006 Coomaraswamy Book Prize).

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