I: Puranic Religion and Bhakti:
1. From Devotion and Dissent to Dominance: The Bhakti of the Tamil Alvar and Nayanar.
2. Puranic Religion and Saiva Tradition.
3. Sankara and Puranic Religion.
4. Vaisnava Concepts in Early Tamil Nadu.
II: Canonical Traditions and Religious Communities:
5. Patikam Patuvar: Ritual Singing as a Means of Communication in Early Medieval South India.
6. Caste and Community: Oscillating Identities in Pre-modern South India.
7. The Matha: Monachism as the Base of an Parallel Authority Structure.
III: Counter Traditions:
8. Buddhism in South India: Patterns of Patronage.
9. Jainism in South India: Tamil Nadu and Andhra and Karnataka.
10. From Natural Caverns to Rock-cut and Structural Temples: The Changing Context of the Jaina Religious Tradition.
11. The Bhakti Movement and Religious Conflict in Early Medieval Tamilakam.
IV: Temple as Metaphor:
12. Symbol and Metaphor: Temple Architecture and Iconography.
13. Iconographic Programme and Political Imagery in Early Medieval Tamilakam: The Rajasimhesvara and the Rajarajesvara in Early Medieval South India.
14. Bhagavata Scenes in Pallava and Cola Sculptures.
15. Tanjavur, The Ceremonial City.
16. The Dravida Style of Architecture: A Historical Perspective.
V: The Ideology of Sovereignty:
17. The Sovereignty of the Divine: The Vaisnava Pantheon and Temporal Power.
18. Ideology and the State in Medieval South India.