Readership: This book will interest scholars and students of history, archaeology, sociology particularly those concerned with temples, religious architecture, and Hindu rituals and observances. Will also have a general appeal.
Himanshu Prabha Ray, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
"The focus of this volume is suitably broad, with a range from South Asia's earliest apsidal temples at Sonkh to the refoundation of Jain temples in the twentieth century, but all contain an evaluation of the dynamic interplay between sculpture, text, patronage and monumentality." - Robin Coningham, Times Literary Supplement.
"This selection of thirteen papers from a conference held at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in October 2007 makes for stimulating and varied reading." - George Michell, The Journal of Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies.