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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, 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_032016>
First published online: 2019



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