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Author Kent, Eliza F., 1966-
Title Sacred groves and local gods : religion and environmentalism in South India / Eliza F. Kent
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BL583 .K46 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020778099
Descript ix, 236 p. ; ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-221) and index
Introduction: sacred groves and local gods: religious environmentalism in South India -- Fierce gods and dense forest: sacred groves near Madurai -- A road runs through it: changing meanings in Malaiyali sacred groves in Tiruvannamalai district -- Mixing botany and belief: guardian deities and their forests in the Pondicherry region -- Soteriology and stake-holders: the greening of the Auroville plateau 1973-2007 -- Sacrifice and sacrality: sacred grove restoration projects near Chennai
Subject Sacred groves -- India -- Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Religious life and customs
Forest conservation -- Social aspects -- India -- Tamil Nadu
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