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Published by Cambridge University Press in [London] .
Written in English


  • Caste -- India.,
  • India -- Social conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Ce lestin Bougle . Translated with an introd. by D. F. Pocock.
SeriesEuropean understanding of India
ContributionsPocock, D. F.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 228 p.
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14295859M

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