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Saora: Embodying Spirits from Paintings to Script: Ritual Change among the Saora
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In Saora villages located at the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border, one can find, in the central room of the houses, mural paintings made with rice powder (fig. 1). A band of geometric patterns defines the outline of these images, whose content is particularly dense. Motifs depicting comp…

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Guillaume-Pey, Cécile, “Saora: Embodying Spirits from Paintings to Script: Ritual Change among the Saora”, 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_032057>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190111



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