Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia

Valutazione media 5
( su 1 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
9780198060963: Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia

This volume brings together scholars from a range of academic specializations to study a crucial element of Indian culture-the Hindu temple. Highlighting the importance of cultural politics, patronage, and ritual practice, this volume provides an appraisal of temple and religious life in the past through a variety of perspectives such as art history, archaeology, anthropology, political history. Divided into two sections, the first deals with the archaeology of the temple. It includes not just religious structures and standing monuments but also an analysis of the location of the religious architecture within the social domain. The second section discusses texts connected with asceticism and Bhakti traditions. It also explores the interaction between the religious architecture and the diverse interest groups like the worshippers, ritual specialists, patrons, and artisans.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Himanshu Prabha Ray is Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


The focus of this volume is suitably broad, with a range from South Asia's earliest apsidal temples at Sonkh to the refoundation of Jain temples in the twentieth century, but all contain an evaluation of the dynamic interplay between sculpture, text, patronage and monumentality. Robin Coningham, Times Literary Supplement. This selection of thirteen papers from a conference held at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in October 2007 makes for stimulating and varied reading. George Michell, The Journal of Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks


Himanshu Prabha Ray
Editore: Oxford University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0198060963 ISBN 13: 9780198060963
Usato Rilegato Quantità: 1
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0198060963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 604,68
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi