The Hegemony of Heritage

Ritual and the Record in Stone

by Deborah L. Stein

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Book Description

The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how the relationship of architectural objects and societies to the built environment changes over time. Studying two surviving medieval monuments in southern Rajasthan - the Ambika Temple in Jagat and the √Čkalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri - the author looks beyond their divergent sectarian affiliations and patronage structures to underscore many aspects of common practice. This book offers new and extremely valuable insights into these important monuments, illuminating the entangled politics of antiquity and revealing whether a monument's ritual record is affirmed as continuous and hence hoary or dismissed as discontinuous or reinvented through various strategies. The Hegemony of Heritage enriches theoretical constructs with ethnographic description and asks us to reexamine notions such as archive and text through the filter of sculpture and mantra.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Temple as Geographic Marker: Mapping the Tenth-Century Sectarian Landscape
Chapter 2
Temple as Catalyst: Renovation and Religious Merit in the Field
Chapter 3
Temple as Royal Abode: The Regal, the Real, and the Ideal in Fifteenth-Century Mewar
Chapter 4
Temple as Palimpsest: Icons and Temples in the "Sultanate" Era
Chapter 5
Temple as Ritual Center: Tenth-Century Traces of Ritual and the Record in Stone
Chapter 6
Temple as Praxis: Agency in the Field in Southern Rajasthan
Chapter 7
Temple as Legal Body: Aesthetics and the Legislation of Antiquity

Book Details

Subject
History
Publisher
UC Press
Published
2018
Pages
340
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9780520296336
ISBN10
0520296338
ISBN13 Digital
9780520296336
ISBN10 Digital
0520296338
PDF Size
29.5 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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