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  • Introduction: The “Hindu” Temple in Diachronic Context

    Deborah L. Stein

    Chapter from the book: Stein, D. 2018. The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone.

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    The “Hindu” Temple in Diachronic Context introduces the idea of how early medieval Indian temples and archaeological sites are put back into use today. Multi-sectarian architecture, Śaiva, Śakta, Vaiśnava, and Jain serve an increasingly diverse set of people in the twenty-first century. Many temples and sites across India serve as active catalysts of ritual activity, but few articulate as clear a set of diachronic histories as those found in the kingdom of Mewār. This book compares two key tenth-century sites in southern Rājāsthan to reveal very different sectarian foci and histories of religious use.

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    Stein, D. 2018. Introduction: The “Hindu” Temple in Diachronic Context. In: Stein, D, The Hegemony of Heritage. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.46.a
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    Published on May 4, 2018

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