Regions and Regional Traditions
(6,898 words)

The term “region” refers to the characteristic features of the social groups that belong to a distinct geographical realm or territory. Ideas about what would define such a realm vary considerably. Modern concepts of the region are often based on a scientific mapping of the earth with its continents and poles, perceived as parts of nation-states with fix…

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Angelika Malinar, “Regions and Regional Traditions”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_101>
First published online: 2012



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