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City of Light

By Diana L. Eck

About the Book

This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus.

About the Author

Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies, and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, is the editor of On Common Ground: World Religions in America, a multimedia CD-ROM (Columbia).


"In Banaras, Diana Eck... has written a notable book about this greatest of Indian pilgrimage sites.... Her brilliant, comprehensive book seems likely to remain for a long time the definitive work on this great Indian city." -- Washington Post