The World of the Skandapurāṇa
The World of the Skandapurāṇa consists of two parts. In the first part the historical environment in which this Purāṇa was composed is described. The second part explores six localities in Northern India that play a prominent role in the text.
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I The World of Power The Political Landscape from Skandagupta to Harṣavardhanas successors
II The World of Culture The Skandapurāṇaits composition and position within the literary and religious landscape
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