The British in India by Griffiths, Percival Joseph Sir

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  • India,
  • India.


  • British -- India.,
  • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.

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Statementby P. J. Griffiths.
LC ClassificationsDS463 .G75
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p.
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6512320M
LC Control Number47003963

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