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April 27, 2012 | History

Banaras 6 editions

Cover of: Banaras by Diana L. Eck
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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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6 editions

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September 15, 1998, Columbia University Press
Banaras
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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1983, Penguin (India)
Banaras
in English
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September 1983, Princeton Univ Pr
Banaras
Paperback in English
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1983, Routledge & Kegan Paul
Banaras
in English
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1984, Routledge & Kegan Paul
Banaras
in English
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1993, Penguin Books
Banaras
in English

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