Linguistic and educational aspirations under a colonial system
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Linguistic and educational aspirations under a colonial system a study of Sanskrit education during the British rule in India by Narinder Kumar Sharma

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Published by Concept Pub. Co. in Delhi .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Sanskrit philology -- Study and teaching -- India.,
  • Education -- India -- History.,
  • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.

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Edition Notes

StatementNarinder Kumar Sharma.
LC ClassificationsPK412.I5 S5 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4527344M
LC Control Number76904533

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