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Siddham an essay on the history of Sanskrit studies in China and Japan by Robert Hans van Gulik

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Published by International Academy of Indian Culture in [Nagpur .
Written in English



  • China.,
  • Japan.


  • Sanskrit philology -- China,
  • Sanskrit philology -- Japan,
  • Siddham alphabet,
  • Buddhist symbolism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] R. H. van Gulik.
SeriesSarasvati-vihara series,, v. 36, Sarasbati vihara series ;, v. 36.
LC ClassificationsPK412.J3 G8
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. in 1 (240 p. (on double leaves))
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9911M
LC Control Numbersa 66007497

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