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Lakshadweep in the maritime history of India a study of the original correspondence between the British and the Arakkal family of Malabar by T. J. Joseph Mathew

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Published by Dept. of History, Pondicherry University in Pondicherry .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Lakshadeep


  • Merchant marine -- India -- Lakshadeep -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-275).

StatementT.J. Joseph Mathew.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2000/02986 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination275 p. ;
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL503258M
ISBN 108190016628
LC Control Number98900336

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