Indian Epics of the Terai Conquest

@article{ServanSchreiber1998IndianEO,
  title={Indian Epics of the Terai Conquest},
  author={Catherine Servan-Schreiber and J. Gage},
  journal={Diogenes},
  year={1998},
  volume={46},
  pages={77 - 93}
}
The very name of Bihar, a district in the eastern part of India, evokes images of anarchy, banditry, and disarray. Already traversed by distinct cultural zones Bhojpuri, Mithila, Magadha, and the tribal zone of Jharkhand Bihari society is characterized by bloody clan conflict over territorial rights. The doggedness with which the region’s protagonists form militias’ is a perpetual source of front-page news. Pitted against the Brahmans and Bhumihar Rajputs, the large landowners, are the herding… Expand
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