Himalaya Region
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The Himalayas span a vast geography that includes regions within the present-day countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Nepal, and Bhutan. The highest snow peaks are mostly situated along the southern border of Tibet, though some run through Kashmir. These snow peaks demarcate the northernmost extent of purely Hi…

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Andrew Alter, “Himalaya Region”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010020030>
First published online: 2012

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