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For the Record : An Educational Memoir in Late Colonial India. / Puri, Tara.

In: Cracow Indological Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 3, 31.12.2018, p. 47-70.

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Puri, Tara. / For the Record : An Educational Memoir in Late Colonial India. In: Cracow Indological Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 47-70.

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