4. Early Indian history: Linguistic and textual parametres

  title={4. Early Indian history: Linguistic and textual parametres},
  author={Michael Karl Witzel},
  journal={The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia},
  • M. Witzel
  • Published 31 January 1995
  • Linguistics
  • The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia
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