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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Banians

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A religious sect in the empire of the Mogul, who believe a Metempsychosis; and will therefore eat no living creature, nor kill even noxious animals, but endeavour to release them when in the hands of others. The name Banian is sometimes extended to all the idolaters of India, as contradistinguished from the Mahometans.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Banians'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/b/banians.html. 1802.

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