The book is introduced with an 8500 word essay entitled "Reenchantment & Divinity's Identity Liquidity" on Buddhist imagery in contemporary Hindu contexts and vice versa, issues of Buddho-Brahmanical iconographic exchange, and historical examples of appropriation or re-identification.
The villages included are in south Bihar around Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Nalanda and Rajgir, as well as a selection of rarely documented village shrines of north Bihar (Mithila), in Begusarai, Darbhanga and Madhuvani districts. In Orissa, village sites represented are in Puri, Cuttack, Jajpur, Baleswar, Mayurbhanj, and Khorda districts.
The majority of the photographs were taken by the author in 2016-17 while conducting research in eastern India, along with a supplementary group of comparative photographs taken at some of the same sites in 1989-90.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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