By Madhuri Desai
Between the past due 16th and early 20th centuries, Banaras, the long-lasting Hindu heart in northern India that's usually defined because the oldest dwelling urban on this planet, was once reconstructed materially in addition to imaginatively, and adorned with temples, monasteries, mansions, and ghats (riverfront fortress-palaces). Banaras�s refurbished sacred panorama turned the topic of pilgrimage maps and its miraculous riverfront used to be depicted in panoramas and defined in travelogues.
In Banaras Reconstructed, Madhuri Desai examines the confluences, in addition to the tensions, that experience formed this complicated and memorable urban. In so doing, she increases matters critical to historic in addition to modern Indian id and delves into greater questions about non secular city environments in South Asia.
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Banaras Reconstructed: Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu Holy City (Global South Asia) by Madhuri Desai