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Kohinoor in the crown critical studies in Indian English literature by K. V. Suryanarayana Murti

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Published by Sterling Publishers in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Indic literature (English) -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementK.V. Suryanarayana Murti.
LC ClassificationsPR9484.6 .S96 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2508917M
LC Control Number87900883

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