Monuments ù Incredible India by Himanshu Prabha RayMonuments ù Incredible India by Himanshu Prabha Ray

Monuments ù Incredible India

byHimanshu Prabha Ray

Hardcover | October 15, 2007

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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.
Title:Monuments ù Incredible IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Wisdom TreeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8183280730

ISBN - 13:9788183280730

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