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Published by Punthi Pustak in Calcutta .
Written in English



  • Afghanistan,
  • India


  • East India Company,
  • Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- India,
  • India -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [161]-168.

LC ClassificationsDS450.A3 V3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 171 p.
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26802M
LC Control Numbersa 68018175

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