1st Edition

The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces
The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE - 8th century CE

ISBN 9780367177300
Published April 30, 2019 by Routledge India
296 Pages

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Book Description

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

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