[INDOLOGY] Harappan culture
Greg.Bailey at latrobe.edu.au
Wed Jan 11 06:11:23 UTC 2023
Could any please provide me with the page numbers of the article listed below:
Henry, E. 1983. “The Mother Goddess Cult and Interaction Between Little and Great Religious Traditions,” in G. Gupta (ed.) Religion in Modern India: New Delhi: Vikas.
I need it for the bibliography of an article.
With much thanks in advance.
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Does this sound familiar, in a general way?
There is no skeletal evidence of violent death and no fortifications, said [...]. Instead the society appears to have survived through cooperation and sharing.
This statement is not, however, about the IVC, but about the Megalithic culture of Malta. And there's a newish interpretation of the famous megalithic temples there. Here's the whole paragraph:
To achieve such complex collaborative effort something powerful must have held the community together: the temples. Until now, the Temple Culture was thought to have centered on the worship of a mother goddess, but Malone thinks it was more of a clubhouse culture, focused on ritual and feasting but where food—rather than a deity—was revered. In the complexes it is now clear that the people displayed their livestock and harvests on special benches and altars, feasted, and also stored food. There is no skeletal evidence of violent death and no fortifications, said Malone. Instead the society appears to have survived through cooperation and sharing.
-- Aisling Irwin, "Why a Thriving Civilization in Malta Collapsed 4,000 Years Ago<https://nautil.us/why-a-thriving-civilization-in-malta-collapsed-4000-years-ago-237483/>," Nautilus July 2019.
Interesting to think about, a food-centric culture where hard labour is normal and food is generally scarce.
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University of Alberta, Canada
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