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The Domain of Constant Excess


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Chapter 1. Worship, Difference and Marvellous Potentiality
Chapter 2. Fluidity and Ambiguity in the History of Munnesvaram
Chapter 3. Myths and Marginality; Ritual Practices and Religious Identity
Chapter 4. The Saivite Temple as a Monumental Architecture
Chapter 5. 'The Look and the Thing Seen': Puja and Arccanai
Chapter 6. The Presence of Sakti; Guardians, Games and the Formation of Power
Chapter 7. The World Inside Out
Chapter 8. The Domain of Excess
Chapter 9. Divine Kings and Regal Gods: Temples in Society and History


About the Author

Rohan Bastin is Head of the School of Anthropology, Archaeology & Sociology at James Cook University.


"...a successfully ambitious effort, richly informative and insightful in its coverage of the site's religious life and most sophisticated in its use and advancing of theoretical perspectives...Profound insights...abound in this complex and rewarding piece of scholarship..a must read for scholars of south Asian religions." -The Australian Journal of Anthropology

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