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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Indic literature -- Translations into English,
  • Indic literature (English),
  • Homosexuality -- Literary collections,
  • Love -- Literary collections

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai
GenreLiterary collections
ContributionsVanita, Ruth, Kidwai, Saleem, 1951-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPK5461 .S26 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 370 p.
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16997775M
ISBN 10031222169X
LC Control Number99087135
OCLC/WorldCa43227295

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