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Geographical concepts in ancient India. by Bechan Dube

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Published by National Geographical Society of India in Varanasi .
Written in English



  • India


  • India -- Historical geography.

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Edition Notes

StatementWith a foreword by R. L. Singh.
SeriesN.G.S.I. research publication, no. 3
LC ClassificationsDS408.5 .D8
The Physical Object
Pagination2, iv, 2, 183 p.
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5280004M
LC Control Number71913045

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