Water and wells, symbols of prestige, power, and prosperity in a Sinhalese village a study made in Sri Lanka by Anita Kelles-Viitanen

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Published by Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki in Helsinki .

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StatementAnita Kelles Viitanen.
SeriesReport B / Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki,, 1/83, Report., 83/1.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/03546 (T)
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Paginationiii, 121 p. :
Number of Pages121
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LC Control Number89218988

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