Banaras: City of Light

Banaras: City of Light

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by Diana L. Eck
     
 

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

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

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114479
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/04/1999
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,094,676
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Columbia EditionPrefaceBanaras: An IntroductionBanaras in Historical PerspectiveThe City of ShivaThe Sacred Circle of All the GodsThe River Ganges and the Great GhatsSeasons and TimesCity of All IndiaCity of the Good LifeCity of Death and LiberationAppendix 1: Sanskrit Sources for the Study of BanarasAppendix 2: The Zones of the Sacred CityAppendix 3: The Shiva Lingas of KashiAppendix 4: The Cycles of Kashi GoddessesAppendix 5: Other Deities of KashiAppendix 6: The Year in Banaras: A Partial CalenderNote on Transliteration and PronunciationGlossaryNotesBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIllustrations Index

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