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Asur: The Asurs through Their Myths: Celebrating Iron and the Anti-heroes of the Hindu Epics
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This article focuses on the religiosity of the Bir Asurs, who are known more simply as the Asurs. However, for purposes of comparison and better elucidation, it will also touch upon the religiosity of the Agarias, who are a branch of the larger Asur tribe. The Indian government has given the Asurs the status of …

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Borde, Radhika, “Asur: The Asurs through Their Myths: Celebrating Iron and the Anti-heroes of the Hindu Epics”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032040>
First published online: 2019



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