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Rai: Following the Ancestors and Managing the Otherness
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Mundum: A Religious Tradition

Despite the strong similarities between the rich mythological corpuses of different Rai groups, it is difficult to speak of a homogeneous Rai religion owing to the internal diversity of the Rai and to their varying degrees of “Hinduization” (see below). Both vocabulary and ritual practices vary f…

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Schlemmer, Grégoire, “Rai: Following the Ancestors and Managing the Otherness”, 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_032019>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20181126



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