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Banaras has ratings and 19 reviews. Kecia said: Passport – checkIndian visa – checkVaccinations – checkAirline ticket – checkand now I KNOW wher. Diana L. Eck. This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus. “In BANARAS, Diana Eck has written a notable book about this greatest of Indian pilgrimage sites Her brilliant, comprehensive book seems likely to.

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Nina rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Sep 08, Cathy Douglas rated it it was ok Shelves: You want to see the original temples at Jnan Vyapi and Panchganga Ghat. City of Light by Diana L.

Must read for people visting banares, gives you new things to add to your adventure. Eck Limited preview – I learned so much about our own myths as they are mentioned dianaa the Puranas or the Mahatmayas.

No trivia ecl quizzes yet. City of Light Diana L. If you’re heading to Varanasi, read this first. I spoke to many people in Varanasi about books on the city and everyone pointed me to this book. She has understood the very pulse of Benaras and has penned it to minute details.


In all, I quite enjoyed what is definitely a very erudite and impassioned study of one of the world’s greatest cities. In contemporary history it was attacked in the most brutal manner for more than a thousand years by muslim hordes but miraculously still retains its original character.

Definitely a great and insightful introduction to the city.

Banaras: City of Light

Ringo Thomas rated it really liked it Jun 02, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Banaras, City of Light Diana L. In Banaras — the city of light, Prof Eck looks at the ancient city from various angles. Please enter your name here. Want to Read saving…. I assume the book was somewhere written for dizna western audience in mind.

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck

Ultimate Grandmother Hacks by Kavita Devgan. However, for people who are going to make the trip, and who, like me, are city-bred Hindus and are ignorant of much of what makes up the religion they follow, this is daina much needed book. As Indians, we know most of these. Rachna Kamath rated it did not like it Aug 14, Glad to read your oof. She beautifully brings out the yearning for Kashi that Shiva has and now all his devotees have.


Scholarly retelling of the oral histories and traditions that make Banaras, or Varanasi what it is today. Refresh and try again.

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May 07, Kecia rated it really liked it Shelves: It was ciyt joy to know. What is interesting is that from the point of view of history, she takes you to the original site of Kashi that lies north of the current city of Varanasi.

If you wan tto know about The city, there is no other scripture you would need. Books by Diana L.