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Head and Heart

Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India

Head and Heart by Mary Storm
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An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion and politics to explore why these images were produced and how they became paradigms of heroism.

Taylor and Francis; August 2015
430 pages; ISBN 9781317325567
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Title: Head and Heart
Author: Mary Storm
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