Life in ancient India as depicted in the Dighā-nikāya by Chittaranjan Patra

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Written in English

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  • India


  • Tipiṭaka. Suttapiṭaka. Dīghanikāya -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • India -- Civilization -- To 1200.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-191) and index.

Book details

StatementChittaranjan Patra.
LC ClassificationsBQ1297 .P37 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL637630M
ISBN 108185094934
LC Control Number96902341

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