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Assam and the Eastern States
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Assam – the remote and hilly region in the northeast corner of India, tucked between Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Burma – is home to some of the most complex and poorly understood Hindu traditions of South Asia. Together with the surrounding northeast states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura, As…

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Urban, Hugh, “Assam and the Eastern States”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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