The history of Sārnātha, or, Cradle of Buddhism by Brindevan Chandra Bhattacharya

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Other titlesHistory of Sārnāth, Cradle of Buddhism
Statementby B.C. Bhattacharya ; with a fore-word by Priya Sen Singh.
LC ClassificationsDS486.S3 B44 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 159 p., [3] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL171724M
ISBN 10817624063X
LC Control Number99952039

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