Sacred groves and local gods religion and environmentalism in South India

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become...

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Main Author: Kent, Eliza F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2013, 2013
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists
Physical Description:1 online resource illustrations, map
ISBN:9780199985678