Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South Asia, Volume 2
This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
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Cultures of South Asia 1
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