publication . Other literature type . 2016

The Art of Devotion: Style, Culture, and Practice in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Kashmir

Cavazos, Nina;
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  • Published: 01 May 2016
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This thesis critically examined gutkas – illuminated, pocket-sized anthologies of texts, hymns, and prayers that a Hindu would recite in a sacred place in the home, usually near an altar – produced in the Kashmir Valley during the mid-nineteenth century. Previously relegated to the periphery of scholarly discourse due to academic discriminations against “folk” culture, the goal here was to consider these objects and their paintings through the combined lenses of art history, cultural history, and religious studies in order to speak about gutkas in a deeper and more meaningful way. Here, gutkas from Utah State University, the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries, ...
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free text keywords: Gutka, Hindu, Kashmir, Painting, Arts and Humanities, History
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