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Maharashtra
(10,122 words)

Maharashtra (“Great Nation”), one of the 28 states of India, was created on May 1, 1960, on the basis of the area’s linguistic identity. It identifies the Marathi-speaking area, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the western Deccan…

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Rigopoulos, Antonio, “Maharashtra”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_1010040020>
First published online: 2018



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