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Ritual art of India by Ajit Mookerjee

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Published by Inner Traditions in Rochester, Vt .
Written in English



  • India.


  • Art, Hindu,
  • Hindu symbolism,
  • Symbolism in art -- India

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Edition Notes

StatementAjit Mookerjee.
LC ClassificationsN8195.I4 M66 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL345006M
ISBN 100892817216
LC Control Number98003994

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