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Published by Hurst & Company in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indic literature (English) -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-389) and index.

    StatementArvind Krishna Mehrotra, editor.
    ContributionsMehrotra, Arvind Krishna, 1947-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 406 p. :
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18489956M
    ISBN 101850656800, 1850656819


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