Banaras, the City Revealed
George Michell, Rana P. B. Singh
Marg Publications, 2005 - Travel - 152 pages
Existing books on Banaras vary from evocative phot ographic treatments of the city and its picturesqu e riverside frontage to studies of present-day religious beliefs and practices. None of these, however, deal with the architecture and art of the city within a specific historical context. Banaras The City Revealed provides a close
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