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Banaras : city of light

Author: Diana L Eck
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Eck
ISBN: 9780231114479 0231114478
OCLC Number: 1130997421
Description: xxiv, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 I. Sanskrit sources for the study of Banāras --
Appendix II. The zones of the sacred city --
Appendix III. The Shiva lingas of Kāshī --
Appendix IV. The cycles of Kāshī Goddesses --
Appendix V. Other deities of Kāshī --
Appendix VI. The year in Banāras: a partial calendar.
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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