Maharashtra
(10,217 words)

Maharashtra (“Great Nation”), one of the 28 states of India, was created on May 1, 1960, on the basis of the area’s linguistic identity. It identifies the Marathi-speaking area, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the western Deccan…

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Antonio Rigopoulos, “Maharashtra”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010040020>
First published online: 2012



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