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Published by Vikas Pub. House in New Delhi .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • India,
  • India.,
  • Cochin.

Subjects:

  • Jews -- India.,
  • Jews -- India -- Cochin.,
  • Bene-Israel.,
  • India -- Ethnic relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Thomas A. Timberg.
ContributionsTimberg, Thomas A., 1942-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS135.I6 J47 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 373 p., [2] p. of plates :
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2358843M
ISBN 100706926803
LC Control Number86900200

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