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Book Title:Banaras (Varanasi): Cosmic Order, Sacred City, Hindu Traditions
Editor(s):Singh, R.P.B.
Publisher Name:Tara Book Agency
Place of Publication:Varanasi
Date of Publication:1993
Annotation:Addressing various themes relating to the city of Banaras, a unique faithscape of shrines, monuments, sacred and devotional paths, and festivals, this volume approaches the city as “the cultural capital of India” because of the diverse traditions it has maintained. Contributors from various disciplinary and national backgrounds discuss an array of topics, including specific deities and festivals, myths, rituals, nomenclature, pilgrimage, landscape, sacred time, patronage, demography, and nationalism. The volume includes an historical chronology, a selected bibliography, illustrations, diagrams, maps, charts, and tables.
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