Blogs in October 2021

Varanasi 19th October 2021

Following the break-up of her relationship and unsure of her life’s direction, Marianne leaves a London still reverberating from the terrorist bombings to travel for a year with the mysterious and beautiful Sara. However, deep into the heart of...

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Living Banaras: Hindu Religion in Cultural Context 19th October 2021

By focusing on contemporary popular religious traditions, the book represents a substantial contribution to the study of modern religious practices in Banaras, holy city of India. This book offers in-depth, ethnographic views of many contemporary popular religious practices that...

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Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi 19th October 2021

Piers Moore Ede first fell in love with Varanasi when he passed through it on his way to Nepal. In the decade that followed, it continued to exert its pull on him and so he returned there to live...

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The White Shadow 19th October 2021

THE WHITE SHADOWS, the forlorn child widows in Banaras, Brinda and Debi, fight a valiant battle against the acrimonious oddities of the society they are ostracised from and their own desires. Sia and Uday visit Banaras, the most ancient...

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The Ascetic of Desire 19th October 2021

The Kama Sutra is the most widely read treatise on sex ever written, though the man who chronicled all there was to experience between men and women remains, for the most part, a mystery. In The Ascetic of Desire,...

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