Religion and society in ancient India
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Published by Roy & Chowdhury in Calcutta, India .
Written in English



  • India


  • Chattopadhyaya, Sudhakar.,
  • India -- Religion.,
  • India -- Civilization.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[edited by Pranabananda Jash].
ContributionsJash, Pranabananda, 1943-
LC ClassificationsBL2010 .R356 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 456 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3008675M
LC Control Number84902270

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