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The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism$
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Ariel Glucklich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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 The Dig and the Temple

 The Dig and the Temple

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(p.13) 1 The Dig and the Temple
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The Footsteps of Vishnu
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Ariel Glucklich (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0002

This chapter discusses the arrival of scientific archeology to India in the person of Mortimer Wheeler. The chapter discusses the distorting effects of colonialism on our knowledge of India. Using the archeology of Taxila and the Mt. Kailasa temple in Ellora, the chapter proposes a new way of approaching Hindu culture.

Keywords:   Ellora, John Marshall, Mortimer Wheeler, Mt. Kailasa, New Archeology, Taxila

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