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Consumption to consumerism

R. Sooryamoorthy

Consumption to consumerism

in the context of Kerala

by R. Sooryamoorthy

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Published by Classical Pub. Co. in New Delhi .
Written in English


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StatementR. Sooryamoorthy.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL323274M
LC Control Number97904068

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