The Sacred Complex of Kashi: A Microcosm of Indian Civilization
Concept Publishing Company, 1979 - Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages - 319 pages
Study of the importance of Varanasi as a centre for Hindu pilgrimage and the traditional priestcraft of the place.
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