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Author Whitmore, Luke, 1973- author.

Title Mountain, water, rock, god : understanding Kedarnath in the twenty-first century / Luke Whitmore.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: in the direction of Kedar -- In pursuit of Shiva -- Lord of Kedar -- Earlier times -- The season -- When the floods came -- Nature's Tandava dance -- Topographies of reinvention.
Summary "In Mountain, Water, Rock, God, Luke Whitmore situates the disastrous flooding that fell on the Hindu Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in 2013 within a broader religious and ecological context. Whitmore explores the longer story of this powerful realm of the Hindu god Shiva through a holistic theoretical perspective that integrates phenomenological and systems-based approaches to the study of religion, pilgrimage, place, and ecology. He argues that close attention to places of religious significance offers a model for thinking through connections between ritual, narrative, climate destabilization, tourism, development, and disaster, and he shows how these critical components of human life in the twenty-first century intersect in the human experience of place"--Provided by publisher
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Subject Siva (Hindu deity)
Kidrnh (Temple : Kedrantha, India)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity) (OCoLC)fst01119826
Kidrnh (Temple : Kedrantha, India) (OCoLC)fst00789572
Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Natural disasters -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
Natural disasters -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism. (OCoLC)fst02008509
Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism. (OCoLC)fst00901524
Genre/Form Electronic books.
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
De Gruyter Open Books De Gruyter
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: Whitmore, Luke, 1973- Mountain, water, rock, god. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520298026 (DLC) 2018024588
ISBN 9780520970151 (e-edition)
9780520298026 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.61. doi

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