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Arya Samaj
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Although other Hindu sects and organizations may be more important today, it is no exaggeration to say that the Arya Samaj (lit. Society of the Nobles) was the most influential Hindu reform body during much of the 20th century. The foundation of the Arya Samaj by the Gujarati Brahm…

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Fischer-Tiné, Harald, “Arya Samaj”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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