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Village Deity and Sacred Text: Power Relations and Cultural Synthesis at an Oral Performance of the Bhāgavatapurāṇa in a Garhwal Community

Taylor, McComas


A week-long festival centered on stories about the deity Kr{dot below}s{dot below}N{dot below}a was held in the hamlet of Naluna, Garhwal district, Northern India. This practice (known as a saptāh) is primarily a product of an elite Hindu community of th

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Ethnology
Access Rights: Open Access


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