Agriculture as a sacrament: A new approach to the cycle of rice in south India.

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1987
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Moreno, Manual
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. (1987). Agriculture as a sacrament: A new approach to the cycle of rice in south India. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.18, p.57-66.

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This article explores the nature of Indian agriculture and the role of the farmer beyond the obvious and immediate economic concerns. Drawing homologies between human bodies and the Earth as a divine body, the article suggests that agriculture in India has the characteristics of bodily sacraments (samskara) and that the farmer operates as a priest and custodian of the Earth's potential for reproduction.

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