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Monuments (Incredible India) free pdf The book locates monuments in their social and cultural context and views them as religious architecture. The shrine was not only a place of ritual, but also a centre for religious festivities and discourses on ethics and moral values. The temple or the mosque thus evolved as a crucial link between the ruling elite and the community and through its wider network extended the religious domain beyond political frontiers. With the establishment of colonial rule in South Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries, the relationship between the shrine and its community was radically transformed. This book takes the reader through the gradual metamorphosis in the character of religious sites from being culturally pluralistic to a monotheistic religious identity. This interesting book highlights the genesis of the multi-religious identity of monuments in India.

About Himanshu Prabha Ray

Himanshu Prabha Ray has degrees in archaeology, Sanskrit and ancient Indian history and has taught at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University since 1980. In her research, she adopts an inter-disciplinary approach for the study of archaeology of religion in South Asia, sea-faring activity in the Indian Ocean and history of archaeology in the sub-continent. She also has several outstanding books to her credit. At present she is studying early temples in peninsular India.

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Author : Himanshu Prabha Ray
Publisher : Wisdom Tree
Data Published : 17 July 2007
ISBN : 8183280730
EAN : 9788183280730
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 102 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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