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Banaras : city of light

Author: Diana L Eck
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eck, Diana L.
Banaras.
New York : Knopf, 2013
(DLC) 99011349
(OCoLC)40619497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Eck
ISBN: 9780307832955 0307832953
OCLC Number: 869406903
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface to the Columbia Edition Preface Banaras: An Introduction Banaras in Historical Perspective The City of Shiva The Sacred Circle of All the Gods The River Ganges and the Great Ghats Seasons and Times City of All India City of the Good Life City of Death and Liberation Appendix 1: Sanskrit Sources for the Study of Banaras Appendix 2: The Zones of the Sacred City Appendix 3: The Shiva Lingas of Kashi Appendix 4: The Cycles of Kashi Goddesses Appendix 5: Other Deities of Kashi Appendix 6: The Year in Banaras: A Partial Calender Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation Glossary Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Illustrations Index
Responsibility: Diana L. Eck.

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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 Read more...

 
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