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Author Ghosh, Pika, 1969-

Title Temple to love : architecture and devotion in seventeenth-century Bengal / Pika Ghosh.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Contemporary Indian studies
Contemporary Indian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-246) and index.
Contents Desire, devotion, and the double-storied temple -- A paradigm shift -- Acts of accommodation -- Axes and the mediation of worship -- Epilogue: A new sacred center.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary In the flux created by the Mughal conquest, Hindu landholders of eastern India began to build a spectacularly beautiful new style of brick temple, known as Ratna. This "bejeweled" style combined features of Sultanate mosques and thatched houses, and included second-story rooms conceived as the pleasure grounds of the gods, where Krishna and his beloved Radha could rekindle their passion. Pika Ghosh uses art historical, archaeological, textual, and ethnographic approaches to explore this innovation in the context of its times. Includes 82 stunning black-and-white images of rarely photographed structures. Published in association with the American Institute of Indian Studies.
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Subject Temples -- India -- Bengal.
Architectural terra-cotta -- India -- Bengal.
Terra-cotta sculpture, Indic -- India -- Bengal.
Architecture -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Architecture and religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ghosh, Pika, 1969- Temple to love. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005 (DLC) 2004016533 (OCoLC)55981629
ISBN 9780253023537 (electronic bk.)
025302353X (electronic bk.)
0253344875 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253344878 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Music No. MWT11667978