Birds of a different plumage
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Birds of a different plumage a study of British-Indian relations from Akbar to Curzon by Peter Mudford

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English


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

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Mudford.
The Physical Object
Pagination314 p., 24 p. of plates :
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23845828M

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