In: International Journal of Hindu Studies, 13 (2009), Nr. 3. pp. 391-416. ISSN 1022-4556
The first part will address how the Hindu temple is being re-conceptualized in post-colonial modernity and how Madhuri Dixit Temple is borrowing from already existing practices of re-appropriation of Hindu rituals in popular culture. In the second part, applying the same model of a museum-temple to the Madhuri Dixit Temple, I plan to draw a parallel between the Madhuri Dixit Temple and the Bharat Mata Temple suggesting that the premeditated display strategies in the Madhuri Dixit Temple function as a museum exhibit, in which images of Durga and Madhuri occupy the "ritualized" space of this temple. In the third part, I propose to unpack some of the multiple layered modalities of Madhuri Dixit Temple under the rubric of an exhibition-temple, a conceptual device, which allows us to understand Madhuri Dixit Temple as a polysemic site.
|Date Deposited:||16 April 2010|
|Faculties / Institutes:||Miscellaneous > Individual person|
|DDC-classification:||Religions of Indic origin|
|Controlled Subjects:||Dixit, Madhuri|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Dixit, Madhuri , Fankult , Tempel, Dixit, Madhuri , Temple ,|
|Subject (classification):||Religion and Philosophy|