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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, 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_032066>
First published online: 2019



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