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Early India from the origins to AD 1300 by Romila Thapar

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Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • India -- History -- To 324 B.C,
  • India -- History -- 324 B.C.-1000 A.D,
  • India -- History -- 1000-1526

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 516-544) and index.

StatementRomila Thapar.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 555 p. :
Number of Pages555
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15525927M
ISBN 10071399407X
OCLC/WorldCa49784927

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