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Author Kent, Eliza F., 1966- author

Title Sacred groves and local gods : religion and environmentalism in South India / Eliza F. Kent
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Summary Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on Apr. 5, 2013)
Subject Sacred groves -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Forest conservation -- Social aspects -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199985678 (ebook)