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Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture

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James McHugh offers the first comprehensive examination of the concepts and practices related to smell in pre-modern India. Drawing on a wide range of textual sources, from poetry to medical texts, he shows the significant religious and cultural role of smell in India throughout the first millennium CE.

McHugh describes the arts of perfumery developed in royal courts,
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2012)
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