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Social and cultural history of ancient Sri Lanka

S. B. Hettiaratchi

Social and cultural history of ancient Sri Lanka

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Published by Sri Satguru Publications in Delhi, India .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Sri Lanka -- Social conditions.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby S.B. Hettiaratchi.
      SeriesStudies on Sri Lanka series ;, no. 9
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN670.8.A8 H46 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination302 p. ;
      Number of Pages302
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2166032M
      ISBN 108170301238
      LC Control Number88903220


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