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The Resource Worldly gurus and spiritual kings : architecture and asceticism in medieval India, Tamara I. Sears

Worldly gurus and spiritual kings : architecture and asceticism in medieval India, Tamara I. Sears

Label
Worldly gurus and spiritual kings : architecture and asceticism in medieval India
Title
Worldly gurus and spiritual kings
Title remainder
architecture and asceticism in medieval India
Statement of responsibility
Tamara I. Sears
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering book is the first full-length study of the matha, or Hindu monastery, which developed in India at the turn of the first millennium. Rendered monumentally in stone, the matha represented more than just an architectural innovation: it signaled the institutionalization of asceticism into a formalized monastic practice, as well as the emergence of the guru as an influential public figure. With entirely new primary research, Tamara I. Sears examines the architectural and archaeological histories of six little-known monasteries in Central India and reveals the relationships between political power, religion, and the production of sacred space. This important work of scholarship features scrupulous original measured drawings, providing a vast amount of new material and a much-needed contribution to the fields of Asian art, religious studies, and cultural history. In introducing new categories of architecture, this book illuminates the potential of buildings to reconfigure not only social and ritual relationships but also the fundamental ontology of the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Tamara I
Dewey number
720.954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6002
LC item number
.S43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hindu architecture
  • Hindu monasteries
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Architecture and society
  • 20.49 Hindu art
  • 21.60 architecture: general
  • 15.75 history of Asia
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Hindu architecture
  • Hindu monasteries
  • India
  • Askese
  • Guru
  • Hinduismus
  • Klosteranlage
  • Macht
  • Indien
  • India
  • Architecture hindoue
  • Monachisme et ordres religieux hindous
  • Architecture médiévale
  • Architecture
Label
Worldly gurus and spiritual kings : architecture and asceticism in medieval India, Tamara I. Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of Drunken Peacocks : mapping monastic histories from forest to state -- Inscribing asceticism : epigraphic practices and the materiality of text -- From hermit's hut to guru's mansion : ascetic practice and monastic life at Kadwaha and Ranod -- Expanding arenas of devotion : temple icons and living sages at Terahi and Surwaya -- Constructing the guru : religious networks in the kingdom of the Kalachuris -- Epilogue and aftermath : the legacy of the Drunken Peacocks
Control code
855209414
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300198447
Lccn
2013029233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300198447
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)855209414
Label
Worldly gurus and spiritual kings : architecture and asceticism in medieval India, Tamara I. Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of Drunken Peacocks : mapping monastic histories from forest to state -- Inscribing asceticism : epigraphic practices and the materiality of text -- From hermit's hut to guru's mansion : ascetic practice and monastic life at Kadwaha and Ranod -- Expanding arenas of devotion : temple icons and living sages at Terahi and Surwaya -- Constructing the guru : religious networks in the kingdom of the Kalachuris -- Epilogue and aftermath : the legacy of the Drunken Peacocks
Control code
855209414
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300198447
Lccn
2013029233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300198447
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)855209414

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