Early Buddhist sanghas and vihāras in Sri Lanka up to the 4th century A.D. by KalМЈalalleМ„ Sekhara Himi.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-225) and index.

Book details

Statementby Kalalelle Sekhara.
LC ClassificationsBQ6332 .K35 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL158150M
ISBN 108185193207
LC Control Number99933799

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