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Culture and Traditions of India  

a research guide for students exploring the cultures and traditions of ancient and modern India
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Selected Books From the Catalog

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Culture and Customs of India - Carol E. Henderson
Call Number: 954 H49
ISBN: 0313305137
Publication Date: 2002-06-30

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In Search of the Cradle of Civilization - Georg Feuerstein; Subhash Kak; David Frawley
Call Number: 934 F42
ISBN: 0835607208
Publication Date: 1995-10-01

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Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World - Schlager Group; Peter Bogucki
Call Number: REF 930 B67
ISBN: 9780816069415
Publication Date: 2007-11-01


What is a Primary Source??

A primary source is an original document or a record of a firsthand account of historical events. Primary sources include original manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, memoires, photographs and film footage, statistics and legal records. Primary sources may also include drawings, posters, inscriptions on monuments or tombstones, and writings by observers. Sculpture, ceramics, vases and paintings and religious texts may also provide primary source information.

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