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The Resource Mesocosm : Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal, Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of Kedar Rāj Rājopādhyāya, (electronic resource)

Mesocosm : Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal, Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of Kedar Rāj Rājopādhyāya, (electronic resource)

Label
Mesocosm : Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal
Title
Mesocosm
Title remainder
Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal
Statement of responsibility
Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of Kedar Rāj Rājopādhyāya
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mesocosm is a study of Hinduism in its most fully realized form as a symbolic system for organizing the life of a particular kind of city - what the author terms an "archaic" city. The work is a detailed description and analysis of the symbolic world of Bhaktapur, a unicultural city in the Kathmandu Valley, a city which is perhaps the last surviving example of a type of organization once widespread in the ancient world.Robert Levy views Bhaktapur as a structured "mesocosm, " mediating between the microcosm of individual self-conception and the macrocosm of the culturally conceived larger universe. The city is a bounded entity, grounded on a minutely divided and interrelated sacrilized space. It uses that space, roles assigned by an elaborate caste system, a semantically differentiated pantheon, and the tempos and forms of the festival year and rites of passage to construct a "civic dance, " a web of communication and instruction which deeply affects the experience of Bhaktapur's citizens. Levy investigates the meaning of the community to the people who live there and suggests how the religious forms that have challenged Hinduism in South Asia - Christianity and, above all, Islam - are profoundly antithetical to Hinduism as the organizing principle for cities such as Bhaktapur. Mesocosm is a groundbreaking contribution to anthropology, social and religious history, and Indian and Nepalese studies--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Robert I.
Dewey number
306.6/45/095496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1215.S64
LC item number
L48 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rājopādhyāya, Kedar Rāj
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hindu sociology
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Hinduism
  • Newar (Nepalese people)
  • Bhaktapur (Nepal)
Label
Mesocosm : Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal, Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of Kedar Rāj Rājopādhyāya, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=10054
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 775-787) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm43476658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 829 p., [8] p. of of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585131030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 277947
Label
Mesocosm : Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal, Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of Kedar Rāj Rājopādhyāya, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=10054
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 775-787) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm43476658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 829 p., [8] p. of of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585131030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 277947

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