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Sacred groves and local gods : religion and environmentalism in South India

Author: Eliza F Kent
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eliza F Kent
ISBN: 9780199895465 0199895465 9780199985678 0199985677
OCLC Number: 919291040
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Note on Transliteration ; Regional Map of South India ; Introduction: Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religious Environmentalism in South India ; Chapter 1: Fierce Gods and Dense Forest: Sacred Groves near Madurai ; Chapter 2: A Road Runs Through It: Changing Meanings in Malaiyali Sacred Groves in Tiruvannamalai District ; Chapter 3: Mixing Botany and Belief: Guardian Deities and Their Forests in the Pondicherry Region ; Chapter 4: Soteriology and Stake-holders: The Greening of the Auroville Plateau 1973-2007 ; Chapter 5: Sacrifice and Sacrality: Sacred Grove Restoration Projects Near Chennai ; Afterword ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Eliza F. Kent.

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