PILGRIMAGE AND COMPLEXITY

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
New Delhi
January 5-9, 199




Abstracts Received



Thomas Barrie, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
abstract: The Basilica of La Madeleine, Vezelay (France): Spatial Narratives, Symbolic Themes, and Self-Organization in a Medieval Western Christian Church

Chandreyi Basu, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
abstract: Place, Space, and Community in Kushan Mathura: Sociology of an Early Indian Tirtha

Kurt Behrendt, Department of Art History, Temple University
abstract: Early Buddhist Pilgrimage in India

Surinder M.Bhardwaj, Department of Geography, Kent State University
abstract: Circulation and Circumambulation in Tirtha Yatra

Adrian Cooper, Department of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London
abstract: Meditation Diaries and the Religio-Scientific Experience of Pilgrimage

Pradeep A. Dhillon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
abstract: Pilgrimages as Representations of Spatial Complexity

Masaaki Fukunaga, Japanese Network for South Asian Studies, Tokyo
abstract: The Development of a New Pilgrimage Center in Rural India: Hanuman Gali Mandala

Paolo Giuriati, Centro Ricerche Socio-Religiose (C.R.S.R.) Padova
abstract: Complexity in Space and Landscape: A Comparison of Catholic Shrines (Loreto, Lourdes, Fatima, and Belleville) with the Khumba Mela.

Kim Gutschow, Society of Fellows and Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge
abstract: Fire and Flowers: The Pilgrimage at Sani, Zangskar (India)

Niels Gutschow, Abtsteinach, Germany
abstract: Circumambulations and Integration of Space: Case Studies from Bhaktapur (Nepal), Muktinath (Nepal), and Varanasi (India)

Michael J. Khoo, University of Colorado
abstract: Principles of Spatial Organization in the Newly Emerging Pilgrimage at Phokar Dzong, Ladak.

Ryujiro Kondo, Department of Environmental Systems, Wakayama University, Japan
abstract: Pilgrimage Systems and Community in Japan

Ana Teresa Lecaros
abstract: Ritual as inversion of social roles:
the "chonguinada" in the pilgrimage to "Seņor de Muruhuay" in the Central Andes


Alexandra Mack, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University
abstract: Complexity and Economy in Pilgrimage Centers of the Vijayanagara Period

Aditya Malik, South Asian Institute, University of Heidelberg
abstract: Open Systems and Cultural Complexity: The Pilgrimage Center of Pushkar (India)

J. McKim Malville, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
abstract: Complexity and Self-Organization in Pilgrimage Systems

J. McKim Malville, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder and Nancy Jean Malville, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder
abstract: Pilgrimage and Astronomy at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

J. McKim Malville, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder and Armik Mirzayan, Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder
abstract: The Onset of Complexity and Scale Invariance in Human Landscapes

Jeffrey Meyer, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina
abstract: Washington, D.C. (USA) as a Pilgrimage Center

Axel Michaels
abstract: Deshakalasmrti: The determination of time and place in rituals

Vivek Nanda, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
abstract: Kashi on the Kaveri: Ritual Topography and Pilgrimage at Kumbakonam

Kaj Noschis, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Tecnology, Lausanna
abstract: Inner and Outer Journeys of the Pilgrim: The Route of St. Olaf Across Norway

J. Douglas Porteous, Department of Geography, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
abstract: Pilgrimage Landscapes: Secular vs Sacred Epiphanies

P. C. Poudel, Pkhara, Nepal
abstract: Muktinath, Nepal: Spiritual Magnetism & Complexity

Carolyn Prorok, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
abstract: On the Possibilities of Transplanting Pilgrimage Traditions

Hiroshi T. Shimazaki, University of Lethbridge, Canada.
abstract: Conflict and Compromise within a Representative Japanese Pilgrimage System

Rana P. B. Singh, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
abstract: Cosmology and Complexity of the Goddess Territory of Vindhyachal

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Masaaki Fukunaga Japanese Network for South Asian Studies
abstract: Kashi as Cosmogram: The Panchakroshi Route and the Complex Structure of Varanasi (India)

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, J. McKim Malville Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, and Anne L. Marshall, Department of Architecture, University of Idaho
abstract: Death and Pilgrimage: A Study of the Gaya Mandala

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, J. McKim Malville Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, and Ravi S. Singh, Department of Geography, Rang-Frah Govt. College, Changlang, India
abstract: Pilgirmage to the Goddess: Ritual Space, Geometry, and Meaning

Rana P. B. Singh and Alpana Srivastava, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi,
abstract: Mathura Mandala: Sacrality, Spatiality, and Landscape Geometry

Ravi S. Singh, Department of Geography, Rang-Frah Govt. College, Changlang, India
abstract: Goddess Sites in the Pilgrimage Systems of India: A Search Towards Cosmology and Complexity

Amita Sinha, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois
abstract: Landscape of Ramayana

Robert Stoddard, Department of Geography, University of Nebraska
abstract: Sacred Geometries in Contemporary Pilgrimages: The Narayana Mandala of Kathmandu

J. Daniel White, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina
abstract: Delhi Yatra: India's Capital as a Sacred Symbol for Political Discourse

R. Tom Zuidema, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
abstract: Pilgrimage and Ritual Movements in Cuzco and the Inca Empire



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