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The 'Guest as God' and the 'God' as Host: Interminglings of Economy and Religiosity in Indian Temple Tourism

Chopra, Aanchal


This thesis demonstrates how and to what effect social structures of religiosity and economy coexist and coalesce at Tirupati Temple, a popular pilgrimage and tourism centre in South India. The Temple functions as a sanctum for both ritual devotion and touristic pleasures; accordingly, networks of commerce and commodities interlace with structure of piety and ritual. This thesis illustrates how the Temple’s enduring religious traditions are facilitated by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (Honours)
metadata.digitaltheses.local.identifier.doi: 10.25911/5c35bfd4dc842


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