Figurations of Time in Asia


The perception and stucturing of Time forms a constitutive part of human cultures. With diachronous investigations in various parts of Asia (predominantly South Asia) a broad spectrum of visual and literary figurations can be traced.
While Hinduism has a God of Time and allocates the powerful, ominous factor Time in an ontological proximity to Death, other cultures of Asia have developed their own specific concepts and strategies. This collection of essays combines perspectives of various disciplines on forms or figurations in which Time congeals, as it were, that directly result from local time regimes.

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