A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex and the body in Indian Buddhism

By: John Powers

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The androgynous, asexual Buddha of contemporary popular imagination stands in stark contrast to the muscular, virile, and sensual figure presented in Indian Buddhist texts. In early Buddhist literature and art, the Buddha s perfect physique and sexual prowess are important components of his legend as the world s ultimate man. He is both the scholarly, religiously inclined brahman and the warrior ruler who excels in martial arts, athletic pursuits, and sexual exploits, the Buddha effortlessly performs these dual roles, combining his society s norms for ideal manhood and creating a powerful image taken up by later followers in promoting their tradition in a hotly contested religious marketplace. Printed Pages: 334

Title: A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex and the body in Indian Buddhism

Author Name: John Powers

Categories: Buddhism, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 819207529X

ISBN 13: 9788192075297

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 1202107

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