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  • Book examines development of Hinduism, literary and social culture in Nepal

    University of Illinois religion professor Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz writes about one of Nepal’s best-known Hindu narratives in her new book, “Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal.” Birkenholtz uses the narrative to look at the evolution of Hinduism in Nepal, the country’s sense of place in the region and the history of its social, linguistic and literary cultures.

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