Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online

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Edited by:
Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, and 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 (Section Editors)

Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online strives to reflect the diversity of indigenous cultures of South Asia with its many language groups and religious traditions. Religion is taken in a broad sense and includes aspects of morality, symbolism, identity formation, environmental concerns, and art. The approach is contemporary and not a reconstruction of an anterior state, though this does not exclude talking about historical processes.

This online edition is still a work in progress; the number, content, format, and organization of the articles remain subject to change.

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  • Apatani: Fact Sheet
  • Apatani: A Reinvented Religion: Danyi Piilo
  • Asur: Fact Sheet
  • Asur: The Asurs through Their Myths: Celebrating Iron and the Anti-heroes of the Hindu Epics
  • Badaga: Fact Sheet
  • Badaga: The Religious and Political System of the Badagas
  • Bhil: Fact Sheet
  • Bhil: Regional Variations and Religious Change
  • Chakma: Fact Sheet
  • Chakma: Chakmas and Their Lives
  • Dongria Kond: Fact Sheet
  • Dongria Kond: Perspectivism in Tribal India
  • Garo: Fact Sheet
  • Garo: The Garo Ethnic Community
  • Ho: Fact Sheet
  • Ho: Funerary Rites and Memory Stones
  • Ho: Changes in Society and Religion of the Ho of Singhbhum under British Colonial Rule, 1907-1932
  • Indigenous People of the Nilgiris: Fact Sheet
  • Indigenous People of the Nilgiris: Religions of the Nilgiri Hills
  • Indigenous People of the North Bastar Plateau: Fact Sheet
  • Indigenous People of the North Bastar Plateau: Lachmi Jagar
  • Jodia Poraja: Fact Sheet
  • Jodia Poraja: Religion, Environment, and Kingdom Memories
  • Kham Magar: Fact Sheet
  • Kham Magar: The Kham Magars and Dhaulagiri Shamanism
  • Konda Reddi: Fact Sheet
  • Konda Reddi: The Colors and Symbols in Konda Reddis’ Rituals
  • Lanjia Saora: Fact Sheet
  • Lanjia Saora: Shamanism and Modernity: Dynamics of Resistance to Social Transformation
  • Lhota Naga: Fact Sheet
  • Lhota Naga: From Oral Narratives to Rethinking the Lhota Culture and Religion
  • Limbu: Fact Sheet
  • Limbu: Limbu Religion and the Remaking of the Community
  • Mala Pandaram: Fact Sheet
  • Mala Pandaram: The Religion of the Mala Pandaram
  • Mina: Fact Sheet
  • Mina: Cult of the Bavaji among Southern Mina
  • Naga: Fact Sheet
  • Naga: Religion, Politics, and the Problem of Secularism among Upland Nagas
  • Newar: Fact Sheet
  • Newar: The Indigenous Background of Newar Religion
  • Newar: Buddhism and Ethnicity among the Newars
  • Paliyan: Fact Sheet
  • Paliyan: The Essential Roles of Shamanism
  • Pardhan: Fact Sheet
  • Pardhan: Dashgatra Ritual
  • Pastoralists: Hindu Pastoralists of Western India: Fact Sheet
  • Pastoralists: Traditional Religious Practices among the Hindu Pastoralists of Western India
  • Pastoralists: Sindhi-Muslim Pastoralists of the Banni Grassland: Fact Sheet
  • Pastoralists: Religious Reform of the Sindhi-Muslim Pastoralists of the Banni Grassland
  • Paudi Bhuiyan: Fact Sheet
  • Paudi Bhuiyan: Rājās and the Goddess Kant Debi in a Former Princely State
  • Rai: Fact Sheet
  • Rai: Following the Ancestors and Managing the Otherness
  • Rathwa: Fact Sheet
  • Rathwa: Rathwa Religion
  • Rathwa: Pithora Art and Religious Reform
  • Rathwa: Pithora Paintings
  • Rawla: Fact Sheet
  • Rawla: The Gaddika Ritual: Religion, Communism, and Folklore
  • Santal: Fact Sheet
  • Santal: Santal Religion Reinvented
  • Santal: Religious Modernization Seen As Universalization
  • Saora: Fact Sheet
  • Saora: Embodying Spirits from Paintings to Script: Ritual Change among the Saora
  • Sherdukpen: Fact Sheet
  • Sherdukpen: Local Religion: Pantheon and Priests
  • Sherpa: Fact Sheet
  • Sherpa: Indigenous Sherpa Religion
  • Tamang: Fact Sheet
  • Tamang: Antiquity and Specificity of the Tamangs in Nepal
  • Tharu: Fact Sheet
  • Tharu: The Chitwan Tharu Religion
  • Tou: Fact Sheet
  • Tou: Under a Sacred Sky