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Tou: Under a Sacred Sky
(4,789 words)

The Children of God

Reflecting the flexible and often nomadic lives of the Tou people, “Touism” can be summed up as an ethereal, spirit-filled sacred world. Unlike religions of societies seeking to expand their territories, this is not a spreading, evangelical religion but instead one that is practiced only within the Tou cultural realm. Altho…

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Fortier, Jana, “Tou: Under a Sacred Sky”, 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_031930>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20180829



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