Ritual and archiecture

Peter Granda peterg at icpsr.umich.edu
Thu Apr 17 13:37:18 UTC 1997

At 04:54 PM 4/17/97 BST, you wrote:
>At 03:51 AM 4/17/97 BST, you wrote:
>>Hi everybody, 
>>I am looking for research/ studies relating to ritual in
>>traditional Indian Architecture and find out if ritual has any significant
>>relation to mandalas as archiectural devices
>>Also, I cannot locate a study of ancient town of Vijayanagara by John Fritz
>>and George Michell, It deals with urban morphology and rituals in the city
Might you mean:

 Title:          City of victory, Vijayanagara : the medieval Hindu capital of
                   southern India / photographs by John Gollings ; essay and
                   site descriptions by John M. Fritz and George Michell.

 Published:      New York, N.Y. : Aperture : Distributed in the United States
                   by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1991.

 Description:    118 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.

Michell also has a later work that may be of some interest:

 Title:          Architecture and art of southern India : Vijayanagara and the
                   successor states / George Michell.

 Published:      Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
 Description:    xxii, 302 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
 Series:         The new Cambridge history of India ; I, 6

Peter Granda
University of Michigan

>>Please let me know if anybody has come across such a study. Any references
>>about ritual in ancient India will greatly help. 
>>Thanking in  advance,
>>d e e p a k     g u p t a
>>deepak at ksu.edu       ||      www-personal.ksu.edu/~deepak
> You might take a look at Natalia Lidova's "Drama and Ritual of Early
>Hinduism" (Delhi: Motilal, 1994). Very interesting argument that drama is
>related to puja and that rectangular temples are designed specifically with
>drama in mind. 
>William G Wall, Ph.D.
>Institute for Vaisnava Studies
>Graduate Theological Union
>PO Box 11216
>Berkeley CA 94712
>(510) 849-8280 (office)
>email: wgw at dnai.com
>Bharata.Srestha.HDG at com.bbt.se

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