Classifying the universe the ancient Indian varṇa system and the origins of caste by Brian K. Smith

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • India

Subjects:

  • Caste -- India -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-375) and index.

Book details

StatementBrian K. Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS422.C3 S64 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 408 p. ;
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1401492M
ISBN 100195084985, 0195060547
LC Control Number93009363

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