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By Madhuri Desai

Between the overdue 16th and early 20th centuries, Banaras, the long-lasting Hindu heart in northern India that's frequently defined because the oldest dwelling urban on the planet, was once reconstructed materially in addition to imaginatively, and decorated with temples, monasteries, mansions, and ghats (riverfront fortress-palaces). Banaras�s refurbished sacred panorama grew to become the topic of pilgrimage maps and its awesome riverfront was once depicted in panoramas and defined in travelogues.

In Banaras Reconstructed, Madhuri Desai examines the confluences, in addition to the tensions, that experience formed this advanced and memorable urban. In so doing, she increases matters valuable to ancient in addition to modern Indian identification and delves into higher questions on spiritual city environments in South Asia.

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