Independent India (1947-)
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R. Guha, in India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy, offers the following observation about Hindu religion:

"It is possible to view the Hindu faith as a river with many branches, tributaries that feed into the mainstream and distributaries that leave it. But perhaps this image is mistaken, for in many respects there is no main river at al…

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Gerald J. Larson, “Independent India (1947-)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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