Women in contemporary India

traditional images and changing roles

Publisher: Manohar in New Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 264 Downloads: 461
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Subjects:

  • Women -- India -- Social conditions

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Alfred de Souza
ContributionsDe Souza, Alfred, 1930-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ"1743"W63"1975
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi , 264 p
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21158260M
LC Control Number76-900940

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