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Defining Hinduism

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Published by Equinox in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hinduism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by J.E. Llewellyn.
    SeriesCritical categories in the study of religion
    ContributionsLlewellyn, J. E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1202 .D43 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 227 p. ;
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22718625M
    ISBN 101904768725, 1904768733


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