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Conflicts, religion and culture in tourism.

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The principle behind this book is to demonstrate to the reader the range of elements that come in to play when one considers themes such as conflict, religion and culture in relation to tourism. The book provides an assessment of the increasing linkages and interconnections between religious tourism and secular spaces on a global stage. The book is presented in three main parts. Part I is comprise...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 117)

Religious spaces as discrete systems: the case of Ayodhya, India.

This chapter explores the pilgrimage site of Ram Janambhumi in Ayodhya (India) through a timeline that extends from before a particular conflict to after the conflict, and investigates the socio-spatial phenomena in the context of their respective social, political and economic conditions. This once peaceful site, shared by Muslims and Hindus, came into the national and international frame following an attempt by Hindu followers of Ram to reclaim the site for their worship practices. In a monumental sequence of events, this almost forgotten site came to represent the struggle between religious groups of Hindus and Muslims, and has had religious, political and social implications beyond anything that could have been foreseen.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism. Author(s): Raj, R. Griffin, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Consciousness in conflict. Author(s): Suleman, R. Qayum, B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Defamation of religion and freedom of speech. Author(s): Chowdhury, A. Raj, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 34) Imagining the contours of culture: is religious tourism a precondition for conflict? Author(s): Korstanje, M. Echarri Chavéz, M. Cisneros Mustelier, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) The essence of community cohesion through religious tolerance. Author(s): Raja, I. Raj, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) Religious tourism and pilgrimage in a non-religious country: the Czech Republic. Author(s): Rája, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Pilgrimage, cultural landscape and tourism in the heritization of churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki. Author(s): Kawashima, T. D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 82) Claiming territory: the role of pilgrimage in the struggle for a re-Christianization of Sweden. Author(s): Wiktorin, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 94) Cuba and its Christian roots: a case for understanding religious tourism. Author(s): Echarri Chavéz, M. Cisneros Mustelier, L. Korstanje, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 107) Visiting graves, tombs and shrines in Islamic Law. Author(s): Güney, N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 130) Halal tourism: the case of Turkey. Author(s): Bİlİm, Y. Özer, Ö.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 144) Kosher tourism: a case study from Greece. Author(s): Moira, P. Mylonopoulos, D. Vasilopoulou, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 155) War and cultural heritage: the case of religious monuments. Author(s): Mylonopoulos, D. Moira, P. Kikilia, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390646
  • Record Number
  • 20173291106