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Hinduism—Aesthetics, Drama, and Poetics

Sunthar Visuvalingam.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Hinduism; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 11001 words.

Distinguishing between “religious” and “secular” in terms of activity (worship), setting (temple), content (deities), intent (edification) is problematic in Hinduism, whose aesthetics often...

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Hinduism—Visual Art and Architecture

Jessica Frazier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Hinduism; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Buildings. 3714 words.

Hindu culture possesses unique ways of seeing and shaping religious art; this chapter explores the “keys” that are needed to interpret some of its characteristic art-forms. The visual arts,...

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