Andhra Pradesh
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The current region or state called Andhra Pradesh originally formed part of what became known in history as the Deccan region, with Andhra being the region situated in the middle of the central, southern and the eastern parts of the Deccan. In writing about the history of India, a tripartite civilizational approach has been generally adopted by historians and scholars from other disciplines alike. That is, the Indus civi…

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P. Pratap Kumar, “Andhra Pradesh”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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