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Banaras: City of Light

Banaras: City of Light

by Diana L. Eck
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This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231114479
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/11/1999
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Diana L. Eck is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University. She is the author of many books, including Darśan: Seeing the Divine Image in India and the editor of On Common Ground: World Religions in America, a multimedia CD-ROM, both published by Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Columbia Edition
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

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(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!)