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Arunachal Pradesh : Rediscovering Hinduism in the Himalayas

Jagdish Kaur, Utpal Publications , 2015, 136 p, 71 col. photograps, 1 map, ISBN : 8185217327, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Arunachal Pradesh : Rediscovering Hinduism in the Himalayas

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Parsuram Kund. 3. Shiva Linga at Tezu. 4. Tameshwari temple. 5. Ganesha temple at Injuno. 6. Bhismaknagar. 7. Malinithan. 8. Akashi Ganga. 9. Swayambhu Shiva Linga at Menga cave. 10. Swayambhu Shiva Linga at Ziro. 11. Ita Fort. 12. Naksaparvat. 13. Bhalukpong. 14. Vishnu sculpture at Rupa. 15. Bhairabkunda. 16. The beginning. 17. Glossary. Bibliography.

Defining religion in the context of Arunachal Pradesh has always been a challenge. The state and its human population were not completely isolated from the mainland Indian culture and society even in the remote past. This book has tried to relate the religious history of Arunachal Pradesh with the existing evidence in the form of ancient Indian epics, texts, contemporary literature and the archaeological investigations conducted over a period of past several decades. A comprehensive analysis of this evidence establishes the presence of Hindu religious elements in ancient Arunachal Pradesh. (jacket)

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