Hinduism and the Religious Arts
- List Price: $47.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
- Publish date: 04/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780304707393
- ISBN10: 0304707392
Defining what is meant by religion -- no such term exists in Sanskrit -- and what is understood by Hindu ideals of beauty, Heather Elgood provides the best synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the topic. In addition, this book offers critical background information for anyone interested in the social and anthropological roots of artistic creativity, as well as the rites, practices and beliefs of the hundreds of millions of Hindus in the world today.