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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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Banaras: City of Light

It also traces the Buddhism and Jainism along with other unconventional paths of Hinduism like Aghora. Preview — Banaras by Diana L. The author has done a phenomenal job of researching and understanding and learning about India, Hindu culture, mythology, philosophy, rituals, practices and so on.

Deepak Kumar rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I spoke to many people in Varanasi about books on the city and everyone pointed me to this book.

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May 07, Kecia rated it really liked it Shelves: As Indians, ligh know most of these. I learned much, much about Hinduism via geographical, architectural and historical details about one of the spiritual centers.

If you’re heading to Varanasi, read this first. She compares notes from the Puranas with the observations of various travelers.

I learned so much about our own myths as they are mentioned in the Puranas or the Mahatmayas. If you wan tto know banaars The city, there is no other scripture you would need.


You look for books on Kashi and this book comes on top. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lighf would rate this book 6 on a scale of I have spent a year in Kashi as a kid but there are only faint memories that I have of those times.

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. The Shiva Lingas of Kdshi. Pooja rated it really liked it Feb 08, Please enter your name here.

The Panch Kroshi Yatra that I did makes far more sense now. Nitant Pandey rated it really liked it Jan 25, Dec 16, H rated it it was amazing. Diana Elk has given the world a real treasure and to really understand human history everybody should educate themselves with the heritage that Banaras represents. In this eloquent, finely observed study, Diana Eck shows how the city over the centuries has become a lens through which the Hindu vision of the world is precisely focused.

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City of Light by Diana L. Banaras becomes the microcosm of India. 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.

She talks about the story of Ganga as it is an inherent part of Banaras — City of Light. Srijata Roy rated it viana was amazing Oct 10, She is also the director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. Towards the end of the book, Prof Eck takes us through a year in Banaras through its various festivals and fasts. Please enter your comment!


It is a year-long celebration where at the end of the year we just come back to the beginning — for the next cycle. Banaras is where civilisation began and this book traces those first liight of mankind in a masterly account.

This is a great book and after reading it I had a better grasp of Hinduism. But when you read it in one go, you realize that we live from festival to festival. Recommended to anyone traveling to Bararas the holy city of the Hindus in the near future. Lists with This Book. Sep 04, Tarun Rattan rated it it was amazing. After reading this book, I have a deep yearning to visit Benaras in this lifetime ilght if I have get liberation there, liight like it.

Nov 26, Suruchi Sharma rated it liked it.

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck

She beautifully brings out the yearning for Kashi that Shiva has and now all his devotees have. I knew a bit about the popular places of Varanasi but I came to know a lot more. Today, Eck is a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard.