Banaras, City of Light

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Columbia University Press, 1982 - History - 427 pages
2 Reviews
"In BANARAS, Diana Eck . . . has written a notable book about this greatest of Indian pilgrimage sites. . . . Her brilliant, comprehensive book seems likely to remain for a long time the definitive work on this great Indian city".--WASHINGTON POST. 61 photos. 7 maps.
  

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User Review  - Geoff - Goodreads

This is a great book and after reading it I had a better grasp of Hinduism. It is not light reading though. Read full review

Review: Banaras: City of Light

User Review  - Chris Lemig - Goodreads

Not your standard bathroom reader to be sure. Dense, scholarly but suprisingly readable. Recommended to anyone traveling to Bararas (the holy city of the Hindus) in the near future. (Oh, I'm so witty!). Read full review

Contents

IV
3
V
43
VI
94
VII
146
VIII
211
IX
252
X
283
XI
304
XVI
360
XVII
362
XVIII
364
XIX
367
XX
369
XXI
379
XXII
399
XXIII
407

XII
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XIII
347
XIV
350
XV
358
XXIV
409
XXV
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DIANA L. ECK is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University. She is the author of many books, including Dar“san: Seeing the Divine Image in India and the editor of On Common Ground: World Religions in America, a multimedia CD-ROM, both published by Columbia.

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