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Tharu: The Chitwan Tharu Religion
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Given the cultural variation among the different Tharu populations, general statements about their religion are not possible. Instead, this article focuses on one Tharu community, that of Chitwan, and examines how the eradication of malaria in the Chitwan Valley and the development that followed has changed the balance of their religious practice and the role of the various ritual specialists who mediate between the…

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Guneratne, Arjun, “Tharu: The Chitwan Tharu Religion”, 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_031988>
First published online: 2019



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