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Caste and credit : A woeful tale? / Kumar, Sunil Mitra; Venkatachalam, Ragupathy.

In: JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, Vol. 55, No. 8, 03.08.2019, p. 1816-1833 .

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Kumar, SM & Venkatachalam, R 2019, 'Caste and credit: A woeful tale?', JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1816-1833 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1425397

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Kumar, S. M., & Venkatachalam, R. (2019). Caste and credit: A woeful tale? JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 55(8), 1816-1833 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1425397

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Kumar SM, Venkatachalam R. Caste and credit: A woeful tale? JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. 2019 Aug 3;55(8):1816-1833 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1425397

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Kumar, Sunil Mitra ; Venkatachalam, Ragupathy. / Caste and credit : A woeful tale?. In: JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. 2019 ; Vol. 55, No. 8. pp. 1816-1833 .

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