Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Stein, Deborah L., 1975- author.

Title The hegemony of heritage : ritual and the record in stone / Deborah L. Stein.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 All Libraries - Shared Downloadable Materials  JSTOR Open Access Ebook    Downloadable
All patrons click here to access this title from JSTOR
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK JSTOR    Downloadable
Please click here to access this JSTOR resource
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the Hindu Temple in diachronic context -- Temple as geographic marker : mapping the tenth-century Sectarian landscape -- Temple as catalyst : renovation and religious merit in the field -- Temple as royal abode : the regal, the real, and the ideal in fifteenth-century Mewr -- Temple as palimpsest : icons and temples in the Sultanate era -- Temple as ritual center : tenth-century traces of ritual and the record in stone -- Temple as praxis : agency in the field in Southern Rajasthan -- Temple as legal body : aesthetics and the legislation of antiquity -- Conclusion heritage and conflict : Medieval Indian Temple as commodified.
Summary "The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how architectural objects and societies' relationship to the built environment change over time. Using the pairing of two living medieval monuments in Southern Rajasthan--the Ambika Temple in Jagat, Rajasthan, and the Ékalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri--the author underscores many aspects of practice and avoids focusing simply on their divergent sectarian affiliations or patronage structures. This book offers new and extremely valuable questions about these important monuments, such as the entangled politics of antiquity and 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 engages theoretical constructs with the richness of ethnographic description and asks us to rethink notions such as archive and text through the filter of sculpture and mantra."--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject Hindu temples -- India -- Rajasthan.
Hindu architecture -- India -- Rajasthan.
Hindu sculpture -- India -- Rajasthan.
Asian history.
Hindu architecture. (OCoLC)fst01729893
Hindu sculpture. (OCoLC)fst01729926
Hindu temples. (OCoLC)fst01729928
India -- Rajasthan. (OCoLC)fst01205374
HISTORY / Asia / General.
Other Form: Print version: Stein, Deborah L., 1975- Hegemony of heritage. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520296336 (DLC) 2017040579
ISBN 9780520968882 (ebook)
0520968883 (ebook)
9780520296336 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
Add a Review