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1 Banaras: City of Light

Diana L. Eck

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 1992, 0-14-019079-1 / 9780140190793, Paperback, New, New, 16 Cms x 23 Cms 
The sacred city of Banaras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world—as old as Jerusalem, Athens and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as Banaras. 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. She reveals the spiritual and historical resonance of this holy place where great sages such as the Buddha and Shankara taught, where ashrams, palaces, and universities were built, where God has been imagined and imaged in a thousand ways. Eck describes the rites of its temples, the busy life of its riverfront, and the exuberance of its festivals. She narrates how people travel from all over India to Banaras for the privilege of dying a good death here, for they believe that on the banks of the River Ganges where ‘the atmosphere of devotion is improbable in its strength? it is possible to be released from this earthly round forever. In her account of the sacred history, geography, and art of the city, its elaborate and thriving rituals, its myths and literature, and its importance to pilgrims and seekers, Diana Eck uses her wealth of scholarship to make the Hindu tradition come powerfully alive so that we come to understand the meaning that this sacred city holds for the millions of believers who have been coming here for over 2,500 years. Printed Pages: 432. 033875

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2 Cultural Tourism of India: Museums, Monuments & Arts (Theory and Practice)

S.P. Gupta, Krishna Lal, and Mahua Bhattacharyya; Foreword By Jagmohan, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Government of India

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-246-0216-6 / 9788124602164, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 479 with 11 folded maps, 6 b/w photos, and 54 colour photos. 027331

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3 Cultural Tourism of India: Museums, Monuments & Arts (Theory and Practice)

S.P. Gupta, Krishna Lal, and Mahua Bhattacharyya; Foreword By Jagmohan, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Government of India

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-246-0215-8 / 9788124602157, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 479 with 11 folded maps, 6 b/w photos, and 54 colour photos. 027330

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4 Ecotourism Development in India: Communities, Capital and Conservation

Seema Bhatt Abd Syed Liyakhat

Foundation Books in association with Centre for Environment Education, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8175965983 / 9788175965980, First Edition, Hardcover, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
024273

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5 Insight Compact Guide: Rome

Wolfgang Thoma & David Ingram

APA Publications GmbH & Co. Verlag KG Singapore Branch, Singapore, Singapore, 2002, 9812347348 / 9789812347343, Second Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 11.5 x 19.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 129. 037664

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