Full and Authentic Report of the Tilak Trial. 1908. Being the Only Authorised Verbatim Account of the Whole Proceedings with Introduction and Character Sketch of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Together with Press Opinion

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N.C.Kelkar, 1908 - 38 pages

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