Politics of Posture and Sartorial Sagacity: The Construction of Ascetic Masculinity in Vivekananda’s Photographs and Posters
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Sourav Roywill.get.back@gmail.com 28/07/2018 11:27:35
Enjoyed reading the essay. Full of minute and sharp observations. Fig. 23 also reminded me a certain observation by Ashis Lahiri in his book (http://www.rubanshop.com/book/Swami-Vivekananda-O-Bharoter-Secular-Vivek/TWpreE9TTWpJeU14). Apparently Ramakrishna Mission has a few photographs of Swami Vivekananda in his advanced stage of illness (Diabetes and Gangrene induced from it, among other ailments ). They show him in a terrible, swollen, wizened state. They don't allow any circulation of those photographs, of course.
Ashima Bhardwaj 06/10/2018 01:25:44
The paper has a well-developed argument. This piece does an excellent job demonstrating the politics of posture and sartorial sagacity in the images of Swami Vivekananda. I believe the importance of this paper stems from the applicability of the approach to the contemporary Indian political scenario. This work presents a cultural paradigm and is both eclectic and interdisciplinary.
Namrata Ganneri 02/07/2018 09:04:31
Enjoyed the piece and the photographs. Thank you.