India: A Sacred Geography


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In India: A Sacred Geography, renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sacred pilgrimages that India’s very sense of nation has emerged.

Within these pages is nuanced, spirited passage through the living landscape of this fascinating country - its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Along the way, Eck acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself.

This is the astonishing and fascinating picture of a region linked for centuries not by the power of kings and emperors and governments but by the footsteps of pilgrims. Based on Eck's extensive knowledge and her many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, India' piercing insights and sweeping grasp of history ensure that this work will be a treasured resource for years to come.

Published: 2012
Pages: 559
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Three Rivers Press