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Servants of the Goddess: The Priests of a South Indian Temple


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Januar 2009

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Drawing upon his extensive field research, Dr Fuller discusses the role of the priests in the Minaksi Temple and their place in the wider society.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Notes on transliteration, references and Indian currency; Glossary; Key to maps 2 and 3; 1. Minaksi, Sundaresvara and their Temple in Madurai; 2. The priests and hierarchy within the Temple; 3. The relative inferiority of the Brahman temple priest; 4. Kingship, the law and the priests' rights and duties; 5. The government and the Temple; 6. The Agamas and temple reform; 7. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; References; List of cases; Index.
EAN: 9780521040099
ISBN: 0521040094
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Social an'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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