Vajrayāna Buddhist centres in South India

by B. Subrahmanyam

Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan in Delhi

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-110) and index.

StatementB. Subrahmanyam.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2002/00669, BQ8912
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 116 p., 81 p. of plates :
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6881754M
ISBN 108186050590
LC Control Number00440452

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