Professor Jarrod Whitaker

Dr. Jarrod Whitaker – Release of new book – Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Congratulations to Dr. Jarrod Whitaker on the recent publication of his new book, Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India. Dr. Whitaker examines the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the Rgveda, India’s oldest Sanskrit text, arguing that an important aspect of early Vedic life was the sustained promotion and embodiment of what it means to be a true man.