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Varanasi Rediscovered

By B. Bhattacharya
Dec. 1999
Munshiram Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-0860-6
332 p.
$43.50 Cloth

Is the present-day city of Varanasi in north-central India the same as the Varanasi of the Buddha, or even before him? Has the city changed its site over the centuries? Is the original city, so much praised in Hindu scriptures, actually somewhere else? This book examines these questions and others surrounding what could very well be the oldest city in the world. Includes 40 black and white illustrations and 12 maps.