Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place: Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

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This book brings together essays by anthropologists, scholars ofreligion, and art historians to explore some of the most fundamentalchallenges that religious groups face as they expand from theirhomeland or confront the demands of modernity. The chapters span abroad geographical area that includes India, Nepal, Thailand,Indonesia, and China, and address issues from the classical andmedieval period to the present. They show how sacred places have aplurality of meanings for all religious communities and how in theirconstruction, secular politics, private religious experience, andsectarian rivalry can all intersect.

A Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism andComparative Literature.

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University of British Columbia Press
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