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Indian Subcontinent
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Well over a billion people, of various languages and cultures, live together on the Indian subcontinent. Cohabitation of cultures and religions is astonishingly peaceful, and conflicts are the exception. It is not only religious groups as such that jostle one another, Hindus crowding against Muslims, Sikhs, and Tamils; confrontations cut through the religions themselves, as, …

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Schweer, Thomas, “Indian Subcontinent”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 03 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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