David Dean Shulman. Tamil: A Biography. pp. 416. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts,and London 2016, ISBN 978-0674059924. $ 35 / £ 28.95 / € 31.50.—Reviewed by Olga Vecherina (Department of Mediation in Social Sphere,

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  • Olga Vecherina Department of Mediation in Social Sphere, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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https://doi.org/10.12797/CIS.22.2020.02.09

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2020-12-31

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Vecherina, Olga. 2020. “—Reviewed by Olga Vecherina (Department of Mediation in Social Sphere”,. Cracow Indological Studies 22 (2):159-68. https://doi.org/10.12797/CIS.22.2020.02.09.