Purity and Impurity
(10,770 words)

Ideas and practices of purity and purification and definitions of states of defilement and impurity are elements of many religions, and Hinduism is no exception. The complexity of the themes and concepts connected to (im)purity in…

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Angelika Malinar, “Purity and Impurity”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2050260>
First published online: 2012

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