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Hegemony of Heritage : Ritual and the Record in Stone - by Deborah L. Stein (Paperback)

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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 Ékalingji 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.
Number of Pages: 300
Genre: History, Art
Series Title: South Asia Across the Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Deborah L. Stein
Language: English
Street Date: May 11, 2018
TCIN: 52834482
UPC: 9780520296336
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8032
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