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Encountering Sivaism: The Deity, the Milieu, the Entourage

 
Nilima Chitgopekar (Author)
Synopsis

This book endeavours to signify a way by which the development of religion may be studied within the parameters of a defined geographical and chronological context. Encountering Sivaism has taken cognizance of the evolution Siva's pantheon through the fluid process of cultural coalescence. The agencies of Acculturation include the visual and the literary material. Art is looked at as an index to socio-religious change at macro and micro levels without restricting the study to specific doctrinal-theological developments, the focus has been on the rationale of religious developments in terms of the material milieu.

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About the author

Nilima Chitgopekar

Nilima Chitgopekar teaches history at the Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She is the author of Encountering Sivaism : The Deity, the Milieu the Entourage (1998) and has edited Invoking Goddesses : Gender Politics in Indian Religion (2002).

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Bibliographic information

Title Encountering Sivaism: The Deity, the Milieu, the Entourage
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1998
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121507928
length 238p., B/W Illustrations 30; Maps 2; 8.8" X 5.8"