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Rites of the God-King: 'Santi and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

ISBN : 9780190862886

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Author: 
Marko Geslani
Pages
344 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
Series
Oxford Ritual Studies
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Rites of the God-King offers a critical revision of mainstream Hinduism from the perspective of the life of a single ritual from medieval India. Drawing theoretical connections to modern ethnographies, it raises questions about the nature of kingship and priesthood, image-worship, and ritual change.

Index: 

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Inception of a Ritual Category
2. The Ritual Culture of Appeasement
3. Varahamihira's Astrological Ritualism
4. Kingship in a Portentous Age
5. Signs in the Gods, Gods in the Pots
6. Ritual Change and the Problem of Presence
Conclusion
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography

About the author: 

Marko Geslani is Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Premodern South Asian Religions at Emory University.

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