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Graphic Representations of the Sabarimala Pilgrimage (Kerala)

Abstract : Taking the map as a common thread of this study, but also as an expedient for describing certain structures of the pilgrimage, we shall begin by citing a number of original graphic descriptions of the event from the popular literature. The next stage consists in retracing the major methodological steps in the compilation of a database on the pilgrimage that we have been able to establish by combining the results of a survey by questionnaire with the georeferenced SIFP database. We will then be in a better position to present the initial results of a new cartography of the major routes of religious movement between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This should, in conclusion, lead us to a redefinition, on the one hand, of certain migratory logics structuring the mobility of pilgrims through an array of preferential itineraries and, on the other hand, to the integration of this study in a historical geography of the flow and the networks of circulation in Tamil Nadu, as well as in South India.
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Rémy Delage. Graphic Representations of the Sabarimala Pilgrimage (Kerala). Mapping Out Social Change in South India. A Geographic Information System and its Applications, 2004, pp.45-64. ⟨halshs-00703765⟩



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