1. Joseph S. Alter (2013). Physical Philosophy in the Ancient Mediterranean and South Asia. In Geoffrey Samuel & Jay Johnston (eds.), Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body. Routledge. 8--120.
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  2. Joseph S. Alter (2004). Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and Philosophy. Princeton University Press.
    Yoga has come to be an icon of Indian culture and civilization, and it is widely regarded as being timeless and unchanging. Based on extensive ethnographic research and an analysis of both ancient and modern texts, Yoga in Modern India challenges this popular view by examining the history of yoga, focusing on its emergence in modern India and its dramatically changing form and significance in the twentieth century. Joseph Alter argues that yoga's transformation into a popular activity idolized for its (...)
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  3. Joseph S. Alter (2000). Subaltern Bodies and Nationalist Physiques: Gama the Great and the Heroics of Indian Wrestling. Body and Society 6 (2):45-72.
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