Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India 9781443841375, 1443841374

This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural an

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Table of contents :
TABLE OF CONTENTS......Page 8
MAP OF INDIA......Page 9
HINDU TEMPLES CITED IN THIS STUDY......Page 10
FOREWORD......Page 12
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS......Page 14
A NOTE ON AUTHORSHIP......Page 16
INTRODUCTION......Page 18
CHAPTER 1 - HINDUISM AND THE HINDU TEMPLE......Page 22
CHAPTER 2 - THE PLEBEIAN TEMPLE......Page 40
CHAPTER 3 - CODIFYING THE HINDU TEMPLE......Page 54
CHAPTER 4 - CONCEPTION OF A HINDU TEMPLE......Page 68
CHAPTER 5 - THE HINDU TEMPLE AS LANGUAGE AND STYLE......Page 82
CHAPTER 6 - UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES OF A CANONIZED TEMPLE......Page 100
CHAPTER 7 - SYSTEMS OF MEASURE, ORDER AND PROPORTION......Page 128
CHAPTER 8 - BEYOND THE OBJECT......Page 180
CHAPTER 9 - RITUAL......Page 216
CHAPTER 10 - CIRCUITS, CARTOGRAPHIES, AND CONTRADICTIONS......Page 238
CHAPTER 11 - EVOLVING IDENTITIES......Page 260
EPILOGUE......Page 272
ENDNOTES......Page 274
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS......Page 284
APPENDIX......Page 286
PROPORTION STUDIES ON INDIAN PILLARS......Page 290
INDIAN ARCHITECTURAL GLOSSARY......Page 304
BIBLIOGRAPHY......Page 308
INDEX......Page 313

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