Islamic architecture in South Asia Pakistan, India, Bangladesh by Ahmad Nabi Khan

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-302) and index.

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StatementAhmad Nabi Khan ; foreword by R. E. Mortimer Wheeler.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 310 p. :
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3722799M
ISBN 100195790650
LC Control Number2003341517

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