Uttar Pradesh
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Uttar Pradesh, often referred to by its abbreviation (UP), is usually seen as both the physical and symbolic center of Hinduism. Geographically, the area forms the central part of the Gangetic Valley, which is commonly considered the heartland and center of the South Asian subcontinent. Spiritually, Uttar Pradesh…

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Knut A. Jacobsen, “Uttar Pradesh”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010020070>
First published online: 2012



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