The conservation of sacred sites: Sarnath, a case study

Amita Sinha

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This article concerns research issues in historic conservation exemplified through a case study of a sacred site in India. It discusses the environmental qualities of Indian sacred spaces characterised by a multiplicity of religions and diffusing into the realm of the secular. An historical survey of religious architecture, myths and legends and participant observations of the many user groups are recommended as research methodologies to be followed when formulating a conservation policy framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalLandscape Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991


  • Conservation Interpretation Landscape India

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Environmental Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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