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The Uighurs: The History and Legacy of the Turkic Muslim Minority Group in Asia

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsMost today are all too familiar with the unimaginable horrors, hardship, and heartache suffered by millions of North Koreans each passing day, as well as the unspeakable circumstances in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other war zones, as they very well should be. Average consumers of international news, however, are completely ignorant of the hideous plight and even the existence of the Uighurs themselves, a unique, multi-faceted people paddling strenuously in similarly dire straits. For the most part, the Uighurs are based in East Turkestan, more commonly referred to as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. This prodigious plot of land boasts a total land area of o...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

THE BIRTH OF THE SAMURAI: The Development of a Warrior Elite in Early Japanese Society (Essays on the History of Fighting Book 1)

by Andrew Griffiths

This brief but comprehensive history looks at the emergence and development of a warrior elite in Japanese culture prior to the rule of the samurai. As the country moved from a hunter-gatherer society to a mainly agricultural one, fighting warrior bands formed to protect the new settlements and farmlands. As these grew over time, powerful clans would emerge and through political wrangling, open rebellion and outright war, the country would see numerous shifts of power. Local chieftains became subjects of an all-powerful Imperial Family, who in turn saw their influence gradually decline in favour of leading courtiers. Meanwhile, provincial warrior clans honed their skills on the battlefield and gradually increased their holdings until by the latter half of the twelfth century, the Minamoto ...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Understanding the Vietnam War

by Dr. Thomas Bruce

The Vietnam War, also called the Vietnam Conflict, is one of the great defining wars in American’s history, with an influence on the American psyche only surpassed by the Civil War. The armies of the United States have won and lost many battles during the wars it has become engaged it, but until Vietnam America had never actually lost a war. Lost is probably too strong a word to use. The American homeland was never attacked, and US forces were never decisively defeated in the field. America simply failed to win the war. The nation was unable to find the tactics to defeat the enemies will to continue fighting, while the war drained their own stamina to persevere with the conflict any longer. The ultimate withdrawal of US armed forces from Vietnam bruised America’s ego and shook th...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

M-16 versus AK-74: History and Confrontation: Unique modern and old world war technology

by William S. Carson

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 9.10 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Book Reviews: Membangkitkan Memori Kolektif Kesejarahan MALAYSIA-INDONESIA & Sejarah Lisan

by Uqbah Iqbal

This book is a collection of papers presented at the historical dialogue conducted by the Malaysian Historical Society (on behalf of Malaysia) and Indonesian Historians Society (on behalf of Indonesia) in Johor Bahru from 1-3 October 2010, hosted and organized by Yayasan Warisan Johor. The meeting in Johor Bahru is the third in a series of Malaysia-Indonesia Historical Collective Generating Dialogue. The first dialogue was held in Jakarta from 17 to 19 March 2009, inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Bapak Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhuyuno at the Presidential Palace. The second dialogue takes place in Tanjung Pinang in Riau Islands from October 7 to 10, 2009, inaugurated by the Governor of Riau Province, Bapak Ismeth Abdullah. Dialogue in Johor Bahru is the third in the...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

McAlisters Way - Free Serialisation Vol 05 Chapters 8 and 9

by Richard Marman

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Sea Adventures, War & Military
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

History of Indian Freedom Struggle: 1547-1947 (Competitive exam Book 1)

by Pranav Nerurkar

History of Indian Freedom Struggle (1547-1947) - A collection of major events....

Genre: History, Asia, Education & Reference, Test Preparation
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Megaliths of South India and South East Asia: A Comparative Study

by Ramanna H.S.

Front Cover Illustration: Menhir Statue, Indonesia

About the book:
The study of megaliths is one of the most fascinating subjects in Indian archaeology. Megaliths are also found in west Asia, west Europe, (erstwhile) U.S.S.R., Sri Lanka and south east Asia.

The author has endeavoured to establish a possible relationship between the south Indian megaliths and those of south east Asia by making a comparative study of their mode of construction and also of the materials found in the graves. Special emphasis is placed on the study of the pottery found in these graves. A note is added on the living megalithism of eastern India and the older megalithic culture of south-east Asia.

South Indian influence on south-east Asia in historical times is a wel...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution: Hwang Kee's Contribution to Korea's Martial Arts Community: Latest Edition

by Len Losik Ph.D

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Berthe Jansen

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca’ yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also c...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Christianity
Size: 309 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.90 / 5
3 reviews

Don Steinbrunner : Country Over Football

by Donald Givens

Major Donald T. Steinbrunner was a successful professional football player in the 1950’s. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns, he was an offensive tackle who got lots of playing time during his rookie (and only) season with the NFL. During that time, he’d have the opportunity to play in the NFL Championship game between the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions. Before the next season however, Steinbrunner would be off the gridiron and serving his country as an officer in the United States Air Force. He would later be sent to Vietnam resulting in his death at the young age of 35....

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 17 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Dear Sakhi: The Lost Journals of the Ladies of Hastinapur

by Sharath Komarraju

For the first time ever, the ladies of Hastinapur give us our innermost thoughts. Listen in on the words of Ganga, Satyavati, Kunti, Gandhari, Amba and Draupadi as they open their hearts to their companions.

- What did Draupadi think during her last moments of life?
- How did Kunti feel on the day she abandoned Karna?
- Why did Amba burn with revenge so, and did it satiate her when she got it?
- What is it like to be mother to the greatest hero of the age?
- What is Satyavati's secret?

Find out answers to these and many more questions when you read 'Dear Sakhi'. If you're a mythology fan, this is a must-have....

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Mythology
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945

by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China. In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population. Intimate Communities argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this turbulent period built the national community, one relationship at a time. In a country with a majority illiterate, agricultural population that could not relate to urban elites’ conceptualization of nationalism, these women used their work of healing t...

Genre: History, Asia, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 303 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Not You It's Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1)

by Julie Johnson

#1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOROUS FICTION!

Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the fam...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick
Size: 389 pages
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The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Deborah L. Stein

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how the relationship of architectural objects and societies to the built environment changes over time. Studying two surviving medieval monuments in southern Rajasthan—the Ambika Temple in Jagat and the Ékalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri—the author looks beyond their divergent sectarian affiliations and patronage structures to underscore many aspects of common practice. This book offers new and extremely valuable insights into these important monuments, illuminating the entangled politics of antiquity and revealing ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Contested Terrain

by D. A. Gray

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, United States, Nonfiction, American, Contemporary
Size: 100 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Child's Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan

by Sabine Frühstück

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Few things make Japanese adults feel quite as anxious today as the phenomenon called the “child crisis.” Various media teem with intense debates about bullying in schools, child poverty, child suicides, violent crimes committed by children, the rise of socially withdrawn youngsters, and forceful moves by the government to introduce a more conservative educational curriculum. These issues have propelled Japan into the center of a set of global conversations about the nature of children and how to raise them. Engaging both the history of children and childhood and the history of emotions, contributors to this volume ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 286 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Yuri: Greek. Biker. Billionaire.

by Marian Tee

His name was Yuri Athanas.
They called him the golden boy of the Afxisi, a college org during the day and an underground racing club at night.
Like his brothers, Yuri was rich, powerful, gorgeous, and devastatingly sexy.
Unlike his brothers, Yuri did not leave a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Yuri was the angel amidst all the other Greek devils, they said.
I liked hearing that about him. It gave me hope that when we do meet again, he would remember his promise, and he would keep it.
He would take one look at me and he wouldn’t mind that I wasn’t…okay.
He wouldn’t mind I wasn’t…normal.
If he was everything I prayed he would be, he’d take one look at me and love me, like he had promised....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Korean War: A Captivating Guide to Korean War History

by Captivating History

Explore how the Korean War Started, the Aftermath and the Events in BetweenFree History BONUS Inside!The narrative of the Korean War in the West, and particularly in the United States, tells the tale of a conflict between two global superpowers and competing ideologies in a far-flung corner of the globe. The reality is that the wheels of motion that drove the country to war in 1950 began turning long before American boots set foot on Korean soil. The heart of the conflict was a civil war between a population arbitrarily divided by colonization and the global geopolitics at the end of the Second World War. Challenging the widely perpetuated Western narrative and getting to the core of the Korean conflict is no easy feat. From assumptions that the outbreak of war was a deliberate act of comm...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Mao Zedong: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Chairman of the Communist Party of China, the Cultural Revolution and the Political Theory of Maoism

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 2.10 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Ulasan Buku: 'Sanitary Board' Kuala Lumpur & Kesejarahan MALAYSIA-INDONESIA

by Uqbah Iqbal

As the rapid development of the capital, Kuala Lumpur is full of history that has not been studied and has always attracted many people to know about it. Many figures, institutions and organizations important to be the driving force of this great city have not been thoroughly investigated. The publication of this monograph is expected to be the driving force to more researchers and historians see Kuala Lumpur from a historical perspective. The book is based on the author’s doctoral dissertation executed six years ago.Buku ini merupakan koleksi kertas pembentangan yang dikemukakan di dialog kesejarahan yang dikendalikan oleh Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia (bagi pihak Malaysia) dan Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesia (bagi pihak Indonesia) di Johor Bahru dari 1-3 Oktober 2010, yang dihoskan dan dij...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan (Asia Pacific Modern Book 14)

by Travis Workman

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus-being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science.  Imperial Genus focuses on how notions of human generality mediated uncertainty between the transcendental and the empirical, the universal and the particular, and empire and colony. It show...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 324 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Tienkuo The Heavenly Kingdom (Sino-American Tales Book 1)

by Li Bo

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Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Asian, Chinese
Size: 261 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Roy Benavidez : American Soldier

by Michael Lopez

Roy Benavides is widely regarded as one of the most fascinating Medal of Honor winners in the history of the United States Military. Orphaned by the age of seven, Benavidez overcame obstacle after obstacle, from racism to paralysis to enduring "Six Hours of Hell" in one of the most daring Vietnam rescue missions of all time....This is his story....

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hinduism: Adopting Hinduism as a Way of Life + The Ultimate Guide to Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hindu Religion

by Cassie Coleman

2 Hinduism books in 1:Hinduism: Adopting Hinduism as a Way of LifeHinduism: Hinduism for Beginners - The Ultimate Guide to Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hindu ReligionBook 1: Learn How To Adopt Hinduism as a Way of LifeHinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion by population. There are more than a billion Hindus in India, Nepal, Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, and elsewhere in the world who practice the faith. However, many scholars and practitioners believe that Hinduism is not a religion at all – it is a way of life, as Hinduism explains the purpose of human life, what you should and shouldn’t do, how you should behave with others, and how you should carry out your duties and responsibilities.There are many aspects of Hinduism that m...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Spirit of the Fox

by Matthew O'Connell

She’s lost her mother and her memory. And if she fails to escape… she’ll lose herself. Meiko Wright wants nothing to do with the mother who abandoned her nine years ago. Spending a year in Tokyo, where her mother lives, won’t change that fact. But when she takes a nasty fall in a Shinto temple, she wakes with no memory of her mother… or anything of her past life. Without any idea who she is, she must rely on the kindness of a local priest who offers to help her as best he can. When the amnesiac Meiko wakes with a strange suspicion that something isn't right, she vows to escape from a bond she doesn't truly understand. After years apart, Meiko’s mother Chieko is determined to make up for lost time. But when her daughter mysteriously disappears, Chieko promises she won't lose he...

Genre: History, Asia, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Folklore, World Literature, Asian
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Midway - World War II: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 7)

by Hourly History

Battle of Midway* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 had dealt a catastrophic blow to the United States Navy, but it had not knocked out all of the U.S. carriers. That was an omission that Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Japan’s fleet commander, intended to rectify by invading a site close to Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor had worked out well for the Japanese—why not try another one on Midway Island? The plan was to destroy the Americans when they launched a counterattack. Japan, then, would rule the Pacific and continue the expansion of its empire. What Yamamoto didn’t know was that Japanese fleet codes had been br...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

The Conclusion

by George M. Papa

Living through the Vietnam War was a commanding experience in my life. All of the key events of this retelling did happen, just as indicated. This book takes you with me and my platoon on several ‘search and destroy’ missions through the triple canopy jungle just below the dividing line between North and South Vietnam, DMZ....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Asia, Military
Size: 369 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Hindu Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 3.59 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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