By Madhuri Desai
Between the overdue 16th and early 20th centuries, Banaras, the enduring Hindu middle in northern India that's frequently defined because the oldest residing urban on this 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 wonderful 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 complicated and noteworthy urban. In so doing, she increases matters valuable to old in addition to modern Indian identification and delves into better 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