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Dharma-adharma and morality in Mahābhārata by Abheda Nanda Bhattacharya

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Published by S.S. Publishers in Delhi, India .
Written in English


  • Mahābhārata -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Hindu ethics.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMahābhārata.
StatementA.N. Bhattacharya.
LC ClassificationsBL1138.27 .B47 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1687307M
ISBN 108185396051
LC Control Number91909194

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