Macrocosm, mesocosm, and microcosm: The persistent nature of ‘Hindu’ beliefs and symbolic forms

  title={Macrocosm, mesocosm, and microcosm: The persistent nature of ‘Hindu’ beliefs and symbolic forms},
  author={M. Witzel},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  • M. Witzel
  • Published 1997
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
With his recent book, Mesocosm: Hinduism and the organization of a traditional Newar city in Nepal, Robert Levy has greatly indebted students and scholars of South Asia. The work deals with the urban universe and its components of Hindus in the Newar town of Bhaktapur in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley during the mid-seventies. It presents, in conWast to primarily philological and historical analyses, a structured account of the totality of a local form of Hinduism and, in my opinion, for the first… Expand
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