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Written in English

448 pages

One of the oldest living cities in the world, Banaras is the holy place of the Hindus, as significant to them as Jerusalem is to Jews and Christians and Mecca is to Muslims. Referred to by Hindus as Kashi (the Luminous), the city is visited by pilgrims from all over India, who come to bathe in the Ganges -- many, indeed, to die on its sacred banks. Basing her work on Sanskrit texts and on her experience of the city itself, Diana L. Eck analyzes the art and architecture, geography, history, and anthropology of Banaras and describes its elaborate and thriving rituals, its myths and literature, and its continuing importance to religious seekers. - Back cover.

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Banaras
September 15, 1998, Columbia University Press
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Banaras: city of light
1993, Penguin Books
in English
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Banaras: city of light
1984, Routledge & Kegan Paul
in English
Cover of: Banaras
Banaras: city of light
1983, Routledge & Kegan Paul
in English
Cover of: Banaras
Banaras: city of light.
1983, Penguin (India)
in English
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Banaras: City of Light (Princeton Paperbacks)
September 1983, Princeton Univ Pr
Paperback in English

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One of the oldest living cities in the world, Banaras is the holy place of the Hindus, as significant to them as Jerusalem is to Jews and Christians and Mecca is to Muslims. Referred to by Hindus as Kashi (the Luminous), the city is visited by pilgrims from all over India, who come to bathe in the Ganges -- many, indeed, to die on its sacred banks. Basing her work on Sanskrit texts and on her experience of the city itself, Diana L. Eck analyzes the art and architecture, geography, history, and anthropology of Banaras and describes its elaborate and thriving rituals, its myths and literature, and its continuing importance to religious seekers. - Back cover.

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BANARAS is a magnificent city, rising from the western bank of the River Ganges, where the river takes a broad crescent sweep toward the north.
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Banaras

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"BANARAS is a magnificent city, rising from the western bank of the River Ganges, where the river takes a broad crescent sweep toward the north."

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Paperback
Number of pages
448
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.1 x 1 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

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OL9885073M
ISBN 10
0231114478
ISBN 13
9780231114479
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1171783
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