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By Madhuri Desai

Between the overdue 16th and early 20th centuries, Banaras, the enduring Hindu heart in northern India that's usually defined because the oldest residing urban on the planet, used to be reconstructed materially in addition to imaginatively, and decorated with temples, monasteries, mansions, and ghats (riverfront fortress-palaces). Banaras�s refurbished sacred panorama turned the topic of pilgrimage maps and its mind-blowing 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 concerns valuable to historic in addition to modern Indian identification and delves into higher questions about non secular city environments in South Asia.

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