Religion in South Asia
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Religion in South Asia [papers] by Conference on Religion in South Asia (1961 University of California, Berkeley)

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English



  • South Asia


  • South Asia -- Religious life and customs

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Edward B. Harper.
ContributionsHarper, Edward B., ed., University of California, Berkeley
LC ClassificationsBL1055 .C6 1961aa
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p.
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5919525M
LC Control Number64023197

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