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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, 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_032057>
First published online: 2019



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