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Kabīrpanthīs
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“Kabīrpanth” designates a religious community having Kabīr, the 15th-/16th-century poet, as its central reference and founding figure. Though usually the term “Kabīrpanth” is used in the singular, there are many branches (śākhās) and sub-branches (upaśākhās) that can be very different from one another. The adherents to the Kabīrpanth are known as the Panthīs. The study…

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Burger, Maya, “Kabīrpanthīs”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_9000000046>
First published online: 2018



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