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Hinduism and the religious arts
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ISBN: 9786611783457 1281783455 0826498655 9780826498656 0304338206 9780304338207 9780304707393 Year: 2000 Publisher: London New York Cassell

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The roots between the Hindu religion and the wider culture are deep and uniquely complex. No study of either ancient or contemporary Indian culture can be undertaken without a clear understanding of Hindu visual arts and their sources in religious belief and practice. Defining what is meant by religion - no such term exists in Sanskrit - and what is understood by Hindu ideals of beauty, Heather Elgood provides the best synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the topic. In addition, this book offers critical background information for anyone interested in the social and anthropolo

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