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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19th century Ahilyabai arches architectural Arhai Kangura Aurangzeb Ausanganj Awadh Bakaria Kund Banaras Banaras Hindu University baradari Bhadaini Bhaironath Bhelupura Bibi Raziyya brahmins British building built caravanserais central Chet Singh city's clustered shikhara constructed court courtyard cultural decorative deities Delhi Dharahara dharmashalas dome doorway Durga entrance erected facade flanked Gahadvala Ganga Gangapur garden Ghat heritage Hindu houses Jnanavapi Kangura Kashi kilometres linga located Mahal Mahamaya Temple Maharaja mandapa Mandir Manikarnika Ghat Maratha metres monument Mosque Mughal Muslim Narain Singh Nawab niches north lndia octagonal palace Panchakroshi route Panchakroshi Temple Panchganga Panchganga Ghat panels patrons pavilion Peshwa platforms pokhara prayer hall qibla qibla wall Raja Raja Man Singh Rajghat Rambagh Ramnagar Rana rectangular religious river riverfront riverside roof sacred sanctuary sandstone Sarnath Shah shikhara shrines side Sindhia space steps stone structures style sultans tank terrace tiers tomb tower urban Varanasi Vishvanatha Temple Vishveshvara