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Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian culture

Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian culture

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Published by Manohar Publishers & Distributors in New Delhi .
Written in English

  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- Civilization -- Encyclopedias

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Other titlesAncient Indian culture
      Statementedited by N.N. Bhattacharyya.
      ContributionsBhattacharyya, Narendra Nath, 1934-
      LC ClassificationsDS423 .E53 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination459 p. ;
      Number of Pages459
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL511538M
      ISBN 10817304077X
      LC Control Number98909720

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