Buddhism, the religion and its culture
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Buddhism, the religion and its culture by Ananda W. P. Guruge

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Published by M. Seshachalam, stockists in U.S., Interculture Associates in Madras, Thompson, Conn .
Written in English

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  • Buddhism

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ananda W. P. Gurugé.
SeriesCultural & religious patterns in India ; 2
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ4022 .G87
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 248 p. ;
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4864747M
LC Control Number75904542

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