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There have been at least four social-religious groups in the early modern and modern periods that have been known as Satnamis. The first three of these were distinct, small sectarian orders in different parts of North India. The fourth formation is that of the Satnampanth, a large caste-sect in the Chhattisgarh region of centr…

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Saurabh Dube, “Satnamis”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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