Purity and auspiciousness in Indian society

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden .

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  • Religion and sociology -- India

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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Statementedited by John B. Carman and Frédérique Apffel Marglin.
SeriesInternational studies in sociology and social anthropology ;, no. 43
ContributionsCarman, John Braisted., Apffel-Marglin, Frédérique.
LC ClassificationsBL2015.S6 P87 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. :
Number of Pages129
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Open LibraryOL2283959M
ISBN 109004077898
LC Control Number86149810

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