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Rethinking the Upaniṣads Vaṃśas: Teacher Lineages as a Literary Genre

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Rethinking the Upaniṣads Vaṃśas: Teacher Lineages as a Literary Genre. / Black, Brian.

In: Religions of South Asia, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2011, p. 51-77.

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Black, Brian. / Rethinking the Upaniṣads Vaṃśas: Teacher Lineages as a Literary Genre. In: Religions of South Asia. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 1-2. pp. 51-77.

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