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Paudi Bhuiyan: Rājās and the Goddess Kant Debi in a Former Princely State
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In India, a crucial link between king (rājā) and goddess (devī; Odi. debī) has frequently been exemplified (e.g. Fuller, 1992, 108). Moreover, central and ritually marked alliances between kings and ethnically distinct communities have been mentioned, not only for early medieval Saurashtran states but also for Rajasthan or Garhwal (Tambs-Lych…

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Skoda, Uwe, “Paudi Bhuiyan: Rājās and the Goddess Kant Debi in a Former Princely State”, 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_032066>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190121



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