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Krishna Chaitanya
MIDDLE CHOLA TEMPLES by S.R. Balasubrahmanyam Thomson Press, 1977, 410 pp., 180.00
July-August 1977, volume 2, No 4

One of the most helpful conceptual tools for taking up the study of any cul­ture, so that the basic orientation of its ethos will be immediately understood and will illuminate the further study of the facets, is Piterim Sorokin’s categori­zation. In the ideational culture, temp­oral existence is subordinated to, and ordered in the light of, ideas about transcendental reality; an attitude which is exactly the reverse leads to the sensate culture; a vision that meaningfully inte­grates the two realms of being creates the idealistic culture.

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