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Banaras: City of Light

Banaras: City of Light

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by Diana L. Eck

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ISBN-10: 0231114478

ISBN-13: 9780231114479

Pub. Date: 08/04/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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


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

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Columbia University Press
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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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Banaras: City of Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep on going your amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Note to Reader-This is based off a game. So if this seems familiar, guess. Anyway, whats this is based off of, that belongs to the author. Enjoy?)----The girl dashed through the gallery with the painting in her arms."I must not let her get this." the girl thought."She might get free." The gallery was like a maze, long hallways and dead ends. The girl turned down a corridor and dashed for the door ahead of her, her hopes rising. She opened the door and looked inside. It was nothing but a room filled with paintings of bunnies. Bunny paintings and ornaments. The girl ran in and locked the door shut."This may not be the exit." she muttered,"but its a good place to hide the painting before she kills me." She heard scratches on the door, a good sign she should hide it. She hid the painting behind a large painting of a pink bunny. Suddenly, there was a laugh, followed by silence. The girl breathed a quick sigh of relief, thinking it was over. She opened the door to the corridor slowly. Nothing there. She stepped out and felt a sharp pain in her back. Slowly, the girl reached back there and found a handle in her back. She pulled it out shakily and found a pallet knife, covered in blood.(That was the prologue. I think I made it too short though. Anyway, next chapter, next result. Post a comment please! See ya!)