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India: see VaranasiVaranasi
, formerly Benares
, city (1991 pop. 1,030,863), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. Although a rail hub and trade center, Varanasi is chiefly important as a holy city.
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The City of Benares was built on the Clyde and was completed in October 1936.
But this is- ness is as fluid as the muddy waters of Benares, as tepid as the waters in that centrally- placed well of Ramgarh, where Basanti waits for Veeru, people gather after a hard day's toil and sip on gossip.
He was awarded his second when hopened Benares Restaurant & Bar in L Mayfair and his recipes feature regulain international publications and TV fprogrammes.
While the representation of the cityscape in Calcutta worked through the transplantation of the familiar and the erasure or domestic instrumentalization of the native, the exotic periphery of Benares was constructed to appropriate the ageless Hindu ritual space, marked by incessantly repeated ceremonies of washing and cremation and the erasure or omission of Islamic or modern presence.
The prime minister also said that he wants the entire sprawling campus of Benares Hindu University to be converted into a Wi-Fi zone and to ensure that every school of Varanasi had separate toilets for boys and girls besides drinking water.
After a hiatus in the mid-1970s and early '80s, during which he had completed only one substantial film--Deep Hearts (1981), an hour-long documentary on the nomadic Bororo of central Niger--he released Forest of Bliss (1986), a feature-length portrait of the Indian city of Benares (now Varanasi) that eschewed contextualizing interti-tles, voice-over narration, or even subtitles for the Hindi speech periodically heard on the sound track.
Food was supplied by London restaurants L'Anima, Benares, Brindisa and Caravan, with Veuve Clicquot and Fiji Water supplying the drinks.
the lovely Benares, where Mazo de la Roche wrote a series of 16 novels about the fictional Whiteoaks family
Four days and 600 miles earlier, they had left the security of their parents' embraces and set sail from Liverpool on the SS City of Benares.
More than seven years ago, when 90-year-old Ustad Bismillah Khan, the name synonymous with shehnai (flute) was buried with state honours and a 36-gun salute in Benares, promises were made by politicians.
Riedel pointedly notes that Grant saw more of India than any president since then, on a Grand Tour to Bombay, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Benares, and Calcutta.
Seventy-three years ago this week, the SS City of Benares was sunk by a German U-boat torpedo in the middle of the Atlantic.