Hinduism and the Religious Arts

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März 2000



In this book, Healther Elgood provides a synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the subject. She emphasizes the ritual aspect of religious art - with reference to monumental architecture, sculpture and rural arts. Throughout, connections are made and explained between the variety of religious belief and practice in India and the power and richness of ancient and contemporary rural Indian art.


Sacred imagery; Hindu deities; Hindu sacred architecture; royal patronage and the religious arts and its historical development and objectives; village and tribal patrons and their religious arts.


Heather Elgood is a lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and director of the joint SOAS/Christie's Arts of Asia and Africa program.


"A useful and easy-to-read introduction to a complex subject aimed largely at educational courses. Students and general readers will be grateful to the author for guiding them through the bewildering apparatus of Hindu religious symbols, ritual practices, sacred texts and mythological icons."
"- Times Higher Education Supplement"
" a very strong case for the need to study visual expressions of Hindu beliefs Elgood s work is a must for academic library collections as well as for historians of religion interested in the unique contributions visual expression can add to an understanding of Hinduism."
Religion and the Arts
EAN: 9780304707393
ISBN: 0304707392
Untertitel: 'Religion and the Arts'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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