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Rathwa: Pithora Art and Religious Reform
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Pithora is a ritual painting and Pithoro a deity among the Rathwas as well as the Nayak and Dhanuk Ādivāsī communities of Chhota Udaipur and neighboring districts (not only in Gujarat but also in Madhya Pradesh). Pithora is painted on the internal walls of houses in the context of large ritual ceremonies by a group of painters and through the mediation of a ritua…

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Tilche, Alice, “Rathwa: Pithora Art and Religious Reform”, 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_032016>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20181105



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