Oral Traditions and Folklore
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The vital importance of oral traditions and their expression in various genres – both classical and folk – within Hindu religious thought and practice cannot be emphasized enough. While undoubtedly there has been a proliferation of written texts in Sanskrit and other regional languages in South Asia, there has been an equally pervasive spread of ora…

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Aditya Malik, “Oral Traditions and Folklore”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2020160>
First published online: 2012

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