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Yoga by the Book

Black, Shameem


This essay analyses the cultural politics of yoga through a literary history of its twentieth- and twenty-first-century connection to books. The midcentury instruction manual for postural yoga, exemplified by B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga, created a postcolonial literary genre that aimed to resolve particular tensions within the structure of Indian identity in a globalizing world. This genre has influenced the rise of twenty-firstcentury yoga fiction in Western popular culture in English....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary South Asia
DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2019.1666091


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