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Hinduism and the Religious Arts von Elgood, Heather (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.2000
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Hinduism and the Religious Arts

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 anthropological roots of artistic creativity, as well as the rites, practices and beliefs of the hundreds of millions of Hindus in the world today.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.2000
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780826498656
    Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
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