Keul, István [Hrsg.]:
Banāras Revisited : Scholarly Pilgrimages to the City of Light / ed. by István Keul. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2014. - 283 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt. - (Ethno-Indology ; Vol. 14)
In Banaras Revisited, scholars from various disciplines talk about their research in a city that has been described as a veritable microcosm of India: multifaceted, complex, vibrant, and full of contradictions. The themes range from the sensory aesthetics of everyday life to the history of the Marathas in Banaras; from Harishchandra, the “father” of modern Hindi, to the “tribals” of Nagwa; from the architecture of the gha?s to the works of the Austrian writers Zweig and Winkler; from ‘informative relationships’ with research assistants to the mediatization of goddesses; from reflections on public education to a contemporary literary chronicler of Assi; from “colonial ghosts” in the 1950s to present-day Western travelers. In addition to its thematic diversity, the volume benefits from another strong asset: the voices of its contributors, clearly audible in reflexive passages and personal vignettes that make the essays a useful reading also for undergraduates considering fieldwork in Banaras or elsewhere. [Verlagsinformation]
ISTVÁN KEUL, Professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen. Profile page.
- Banāras Revisited: Scholarly Pilgrimages to the City of Light. Ethno-Indology; 14. 283 S. (2014).
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