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Banaras-Shiva's Eternal City

 
Pramesh Ratnakar (Author) Amit Krishna De (Author) Krishna Deo (Author)
Synopsis

Varanasi is the maddening, mysterious nerve center of India's spiritual life. It is also an intense paradigm of modern India's five thousand years of conflict with its fraught but splendid past. This book attempts an unusual exploration of Varanasi's ideas, events and places that make the city so remarkable. Specially, it focuses on its people —the Sanyasis, the priests, the young Banarasis — who sustain and perpetuate the concepts of life and death that animate their city

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About the author

Amit Krishna De

Dr. Amit Krishna De received his Ph.D degree from Calcutta University. His area of specialisation is Biochemical Pharmacology and Nutritional Toxicology. He has done extensive work on Indian spices for last 15 years, particularly on biochemical and pharmacological actions of chilli. He has won several awards for his work on chilli which includes Kamal Satbir Young Scientist Award from Indian Council of Medical Research, S.R. Dasgupta Award from Indian Pharmacological Society, S.S. Rastogi Award and R.B. Singh Felicitation Award from International College of Nutrition, Indu Vasudevan Award from Indian Association of Biomedical Chemists, etc. He has also recently received the G.C. Bhattacharyya Award for Popularisation of Science from Science Association of Bengal. Dr. De is involved in teaching as Hony lecturer in several Undergraduate Colleges and University. He is at present Assistant Executive Secretary of Indian Science Congress Association at Kolkata. He is also Fellow of National Environmental Science Academy, Academy of Environmental Biology, International College of Nutrition and Indian Association of Biological Scientists. Dr. De has several research publications in Journals of International repute and is author of several books. He has also delivered lectures on different aspects of "Spices" in different Institutions/Organisations/Universities all over the world.

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Bibliographic information

Title Banaras-Shiva's Eternal City
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1993
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Lustre Press
Language: English
length 95p., 12.00 X 9.50cm.