Worshipping Breasts in the Maternal Landscape of India

  title={Worshipping Breasts in the Maternal Landscape of India},
  author={Anannya Bohidar},
  journal={South Asian Studies},
  pages={247 - 253}
The female breast as a motif has played an important part in Hindu Brahmanical worship and representation since the Indus Valley Civilization. Nevertheless, breasts and their representation as icons in the Brahmanical imagination have been neglected in art historical scholarship, which has tended to focus on the lingam (phallus) and the yoni (vulva) as the archetypal symbols of fertility in the religious imagery of India. This essay will provide an introduction to the role of breasts as… 
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body image satisfaction has important effect on psychological status for women with breast surgery. The present study aimed to evaluate impact of body image satisfaction on outcomes among women with


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