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Hindu nationalism and Muslim minority rights in India. / Misra, Amalendu.

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2000, p. 1-18.

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Misra, A 2000, 'Hindu nationalism and Muslim minority rights in India.', International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718110020907873

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Misra, A. (2000). Hindu nationalism and Muslim minority rights in India. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 7(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718110020907873

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Misra A. Hindu nationalism and Muslim minority rights in India. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 2000;7(1):1-18. doi: 10.1163/15718110020907873

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Misra, Amalendu. / Hindu nationalism and Muslim minority rights in India. In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 2000 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 1-18.

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