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The papers in this volume were presented at the third conference in the series "Maharashtra: Culture and Society", convened by Gunther Sontheimer at Heidelberg in June 1988. The subjects range from the early phases of human culture in Maharashtra as evidenced by archaeological findings at Daimabad and Inamgaon (Dhavlikar) to the rise of the yaksa Khanderav to the tutelary god of the Satavahanas, the rulers of the Deccan in the early years of the first millennium, A. D. (Deshpande). Recurrent themes in Indian folk-lore, such as the Traditions about cows, bulls, buffaloes, and bears are ... View More...