SYMBOLISM OF THE LINGA IN INDIA

SYMBOLISM OF THE LINGA IN INDIA

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SYMBOLISM OF THE LINGA IN INDIA

 

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Manola K. Gayatri

 

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© Manola K. Gayatri 2009

 

Freud penetrated the 20th century psyche and world with his theories of the phallus, its meaning, symbolism and domination of human behaviour, while for centuries, the Linga had remained an everyday sight that was worshipped in India with many rituals and practices and beliefs around it. Freud’s most significant contribution to understanding behaviour was the emphasis he placed on how sexuality controlled people’s lives unconsciously. Though this very emphasis on sexuality was most brutally critiqued by even his ‘beloved son’ Jung, what Freud did was important. He brought the discussion of desire and sexuality into the public domain, into academia, into behavioural studies. He was the first to from the moorings of an academic discipline discuss sexual repression and its impact on people’s behavioural health.

The Linga, sometimes associated with the symbol of the phallus, is often misunderstood. This eBook is a comparative study in myth, images and ritual of the Linga cult in India between the third century BC and third century AD with Freudian theory of the twentieth century AD. I contrast Freudian phallocentric theory with the ideas that emerged within the Linga cult in India from about the third century BC up to about the tenth century AD, but focusing mainly on the visual evidence from the third century BC to the third century AD.

 

Manola K. Gayatri – currently at Jawaharlal Nehru University undertaking her Ph.D. She specializes in gender, women, theatre and performance studies.

 

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