Literary chronology of ancient India
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Published by Kusumanjali Book World in Jodhpur, India .
Written in English


  • Sanskrit literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Sanskrit literature -- Chronology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-192) and index.

StatementS.R. Goyal.
LC ClassificationsPK2903 .G69 2009, PK2903+
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 194 p. ;
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23954734M
LC Control Number2009305043

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