Venugopalaswamy temple in Karnataka, India

Written by Sonali Dhanpal

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View of Sanctum sanctorum. Photo by author. 

Authenticity is a concept widely discussed, defining something true, genuine or original. The romantic notion of an ‘unspoilt’ past in people’s imagination is met by authenticity, a form of social construction. But authenticity is perceived very differently in the Indian context and this is exemplified in the replantation of the Venugopalaswamy temple in Karnataka, India. Continue reading