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Title Sandalwood and carrion : smell in Indian religion and culture / James McHugh
Author McHugh, James
Publisher New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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 Skillman - Upper Level  BL2015.R48 M34 2012    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc xix, 322 p. ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-311) and index
Contents Introduction -- Earth, wind, foul and fragrant: the theory of smelling and odors in medieval South Asia -- Lotus, fish, and cows: the smell-scape of traditional South Asia -- Flowers and fish in the Mahabharata -- Moon juice and uproar: perfumery texts -- Allies, enemies, and Yaksa mud: perfumes -- The incense trees of the land of emeralds: exotic aromatics in medieval South Asia -- Sandalwood: merchants, expertise and profit -- Bois des îsles -- The toilette of the gods
Subject Rites and ceremonies -- India
Smell -- Religious aspects
Odors -- India
India -- Religion
ISBN 9780199916320 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780199916306 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199916306 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199916322 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780199916313 (ebook)
0199916314 (ebook)

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