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  • Exhibitions,
  • San Diego Museum of Art,
  • ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General,
  • ART / Asian,
  • Indic Narrative painting,
  • Indic literature,
  • Art collections,
  • Private collections,
  • Illustrations,
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia,
  • Painting

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Marika Sardar
ContributionsSardar, Marika, editor, Princeton University. Art Museum, Blanton Museum of Art
LC ClassificationsND1452.I4 S26 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination160 pages
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26887538M
ISBN 100300223722
ISBN 109780300223729
LC Control Number2016036235

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