Early Mathurā

  title={Early Mathurā},
  author={Shonaleeka Kaul},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  pages={1 - 16}
In this article certain established scholarly views about religious life in early Mathurā are put to the scrutiny of material and textual evidence brought together here in a new interpretive relationship. Maintaining that texts construct sacred geography by overlaying narrative and mythic associations on the physical features and spread of the terrain, this article first turns to the Harivaṃśa Purāṇa for its mythic depiction of Mathurā and the Vraja region and compares it with the scant… Expand


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