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Servants of the Buddha winter in a Himalayan convent by Anna Grimshaw

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Published by Pilgrim Press in Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English



  • Ladākh (India),
  • India,
  • Ladākh.


  • Grimshaw, Anna.,
  • Rizong (Monastery : Ladhāk, India),
  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- India -- Ladākh.,
  • Monastic and religious life of women.,
  • Ladākh (India) -- Religious life and customs.

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Edition Notes

StatementAnna Grimshaw.
LC ClassificationsBQ960.R35 A3 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1423539M
ISBN 100829809635
LC Control Number93034019

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