Banaras, The Heritage City of India: Geography, History, and Bibliography
Author: Rana P.B. Singh
Summary: This book will serve as a major resource for Banaras studies, urban history, cultural geography, and heritage studies, and can also be used as model frame for similar heritage cities in other parts of the world.
Description: This book describes various facets of geography, history and heritage of Varanasi, the heritage city of India, on/about which a vast historical literature is available. The section on Geography covers the general background of the topography, climate, soils, vegetation, and human landscape. The History sction gives a general brief outline of history, from the ancient to the modern, including a chronological chart. The Bibliography section contains 1276 entries classified into 16 groups: Books, most in English; Research papers & essays etc.