In primary civilization, the cultural continuity with the past is so interlink that even the acceptance of modernizing and progress ideologies does not result in linear forms of social and cultural exchange but may result in traditional rising of apparently modern innovations
most significant theoretical postulation was that boundary of a nation is not always the boundary of a civilization.
Janakpur civilization had great historic death as well as territorial extension. Although Janakpur is in Nepal, and spirit of nationalism and political awareness is diverse, the common cultural consciousness prevailing in in India and Nepal is common and extends beyond political boundaries.
Sacred Complex of Ratanpur, Central India 1973.
First time an anthropologist studied ancient Hindu Kingdom located in tribal population of Central India.
It was studied at textual and contextual level.
At the textual level the kingdom of ratanpur had mythological origins in the purans, described as a famous city in Mahabharata time. In history e it was referenced in Jainism since King Kharavel.
At the context level The Kingdom had various types of secret Santa representing various sects like shaivites vaishnavites and kabirpanthis. This shows that ancient and mediaeval Hindu Kingdom had been centres where different religions and faith got royal patronage and flourished together. This proves that ratanpur had synthesis and systemization of various Indian religion states and believes in one place and this coexistence and cooperation of various traditions is the unique character of Indian civilization
Published the articles on holy circuit of nimsar - dealt with pilgrimage and network of relationship between the pilgrims ritual specialists and present villages located on parikrama route.
Temple organisation in Goa 1962. Describe the role of secret institution in the organisation of secular life.
Jha Saraswati Vidyarthi 1978. Kashi the microcosm of Indian civilization.
sacred geography demonstrates continuity of India's great and little traditions and the combination and compromise between them.
Sacred performances combine various elements of social religious importance, tantric, folk and pauranic. Unlike gaya where pind daan is focus or Janakpur where sanskar is focus.
Secret specialists have a different lifestyle resembling pauranic tirath of Hindu universe. The performances are are diverse and range widely to fulfill sacraments, vows, ailments, moksha etc.
The caste aspect is loose and relaxed in secret specialists and services.