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Author Elgood, Heather, 1950-

Title Hinduism and the religious arts / Heather Elgood
Published London ; New York : Cassell, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Religion and the arts
Religion and the arts.
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; CHAPTER 2 Sacred Imagery; CHAPTER 3 Hindu Deities; CHAPTER 4 Hindu Sacred Architecture; CHAPTER 5 Royal Patronage of the Religious Arts and Its Historical Development and Objectives; CHAPTER 6 Village and Tribal Patrons and Their Religious Arts; CHAPTER 7 Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary The roots between the Hindu religion and the wider culture are deep and uniquely complex. No study of either ancient or contemporary Indian culture can be undertaken without a clear understanding of Hindu visual arts and their sources in religious belief and practice. Defining what is meant by religion - no such term exists in Sanskrit - and what is understood by Hindu ideals of beauty, Heather Elgood provides the best synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the topic. In addition, this book offers critical background information for anyone interested in the social and anthropolo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Art and religion -- India.
Art and society -- India.
Art patronage -- India.
Art, Indic -- India.
Hindu art -- India.
Hindu symbolism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826498655 (electronic bk.)
9780826498656 (electronic bk.)