The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE - 8th century CE, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE - 8th century CE, 1st Edition

By Susan Verma Mishra

Routledge India

296 pages

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This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that integrates individuals and communities into a cultural fabr

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures. Preface. Introduction I. Monumental Remains: Defining Sacred Space II. Sacred Sites and Settlement Sites III. Religious Icons in Gujarat IV. Shared Space and Multiple Affiliations V. Religious Processes, Rituals and Pilgrimage VI. Gujarat in Context Bibliography. Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
REL032000
RELIGION / Hinduism / General
REL072000
RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies