Buddhism and socio-economic life of Eastern India with special reference to Bengal and Orissa (8th-12th centuries AD) by Bimal Chandra Mohapatra

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  • West Bengal (India),
  • Orissa (India),
  • India,
  • West Bengal,
  • Orissa


  • Buddhism -- India -- West Bengal -- History.,
  • Buddhism -- India -- Orissa -- History.,
  • West Bengal (India) -- Social conditions.,
  • Orissa (India) -- Social conditions.,
  • West Bengal (India) -- Economic conditions.,
  • Orissa (India) -- Economic conditions.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-189) and index.

Book details

StatementBimal Chandra Mohapatra.
SeriesReconstructing Indian history & culture ;, no. 9
LC ClassificationsBQ349.W47 M64 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL636902M
ISBN 108124600554
LC Control Number96901514

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