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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, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032040>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20181127



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