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Published by Oxford University Press in Delhi, New York .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Religion and politics -- India.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1947-

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About the Edition

Papers presented at a conference at Amherst College, Massachusetts in 1995.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-274) and index.

Statementedited by Amrita Basu, Atul Kohli.
ContributionsBasu, Amrita, 1953-, Kohli, Atul.
LC ClassificationsDS480.853 .C67 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 287 p. ;
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL505560M
ISBN 100195642368
LC Control Number98902939

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