Banāras, City of Light

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Describes the ancient city of Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Benares, and discusses Hindu beliefs concerning the city and the river it was built upon, the Ganges

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
3
BANARAS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
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3
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Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of The Pluralism Project. As a Christian, she has also been involved in the United Methodist Church, the World Council of Churches, and the life of Harvard Divinity School. Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of The Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.

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