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Varanasi: The City of Light Audio CD – 15 Sep 2005


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Visitors will gain much-needed insight into this ancient Indian holy center. --Christine Muhlke, New York Times, Travel Fall 2005

Includes expert tips from the staff of Namarupa. A souvenir that beats a kitchy T-shirt any day. --CITY Fall 2005

You're drifting in a boat, stopping to greet Sadhus, visit temples, watch bodies purify-all without a plane ticket. --Breath September/October 2005

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Oh, what a fine thing this is! In this audio tour of the Indian holy city of Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, Robert Svoboda guides listeners through the city by walking into the sacred Ganges and then boarding a boat. Svoboda's explanation of what visitors would see there is seasoned with background noises, prayers and greetings in Hindi, and bits of music. Exceptionally well paced for both comprehension and appreciation, the audio tour is augmented by a 60-page hardcover booklet rich with black-and-white pictures and the text of much of the presentation. Design and content fit together beautifully, making this a joy to many senses. G.T.B. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Soundwalk/Namarupa (15 September 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0976406101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976406105
  • Package Dimensions: 19.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,97,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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