Mountain, water, rock, god : understanding Kedarnath in the twenty-first century

"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 theo...

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Main Author: Whitmore, Luke (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, California University of Californiarnia Press 2018
Further subjects:B Kidārnāṭh (Temple : Kedāranātha, India)
B ecology
B NATURAL disasters
B ecology Religious aspects Hinduism
B Siva
B NATURAL disasters Religious aspects Hinduism
B Ecology ; Religious aspects ; Hinduism
B Siva (Hindu deity)
B India & South Asia / Asia / HISTORY
B Electronic books
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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
"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
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520970152
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv941v2f