Brahmanism

@article{Bronkhorst2017Brahmanism,
  title={Brahmanism},
  author={Johannes Bronkhorst},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  year={2017},
  volume={51},
  pages={361 - 369}
}
  • J. Bronkhorst
  • Published 1 October 2017
  • History
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
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