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Assam and the Eastern States
(8,000 words)

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…

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Urban, Hugh, “Assam and the Eastern States”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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