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Political history of ancient India

Raychaudhuri, Hemchandra

Political history of ancient India

from the accession of Parikshit to the extinction of the Gupta dynasty

by Raychaudhuri, Hemchandra

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Published by Oxford University Press in Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- History -- To 324 B.C,
    • India -- History -- 324 B.C.-1000 A.D

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementHemchandra Raychaudhuri ; with a commentary by B.N. Mukherjee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS451 .R34 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxv, 849 p. ;
      Number of Pages849
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL732313M
      ISBN 100195637895
      LC Control Number97122006

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Political history of ancient India book

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Political history of ancient India. [S K Verma, Dr.] -- Preface 1. Introduction 2. History of Ancient India 3.

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