Ashoka and the making of modern India
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Ashoka and the making of modern India by Romila Thapar

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Published by India International Centre in New Delhi .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by Romila Thapar]
SeriesOccasional publication -- 13
ContributionsIndia International Centre
LC ClassificationsDS451.5 .T49 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24525555M
LC Control Number2010316500

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