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Rathwa: Fact Sheet
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The Rathwa (Rāṭhavā; or Rathawa, Rathva, Rathava) are an Ādivāsī community primarily resident in east central Gujarat. According to the 2011 census, they constitute the third largest Scheduled Tribe in the state, numbering just over 642,300 people. In 2011, Rathwas resided in every district in the state except Kachchh in the far west, but the vast majority (79.6%) lived in Vadodara district (in 2013 divided into Chhota Udaipur and Vadodara districts), Panchmahal (16.75%, part of which was given …

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D. Alles, Gregory, “Rathwa: Fact Sheet”, 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 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032106>
First published online: 2019



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