This book contains a selection of articles on various aspects of Ksatra and Ksetra, the inter connected domains of temporal and sacred power in medieval India and Southeast Asia. Thematically these papers are intertwined by a study of quest of medieval rulers for legitimation through religious institutions. About half of the papers focus on Puri in Orisa and its Jagannatha cult. South Indian is represented by two papers on religious policy of the Colas and the early rulers of the Vijayanagara . Four papers deal with Southeast Asia.
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