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The British empire and the natural world

Deepak Kumar

The British empire and the natural world

environmental encounters in South Asia

by Deepak Kumar

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


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Deepak Kumar, Vinita Damodaran, and Rohan D"Souza
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 280 p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24843636M
LC Control Number2011321521

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