Varanasi

[vuh-rah-nuh-see]
Formerly Banares, Benares.
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  • Journalist and novelist Geoff Dyer's latest work on Venice and Varanasi has won him acclaim.

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    Geoff in Jaipur

    Olivia Cole

    January 23, 2010

  • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi is a novel of two distinct parts.

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    Geoff in Jaipur

    Olivia Cole

    January 23, 2010

  • As I write, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi has sold out here at the festival, with more copies being sent from Delhi.

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    Geoff in Jaipur

    Olivia Cole

    January 23, 2010

  • I'm not going to Varanasi again on this trip and I'm quite relieved.

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    India's Literary Magic

    Olivia Cole

    January 20, 2010

  • How many Venice Biennales have you been to, and which inspired the events in the first half of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi?

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    The Ghost of Biennales Past

    Taylor Antrim

    June 2, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for varanasi

Varanasi

noun
  1. a city in NE India, in SE Uttar Pradesh on the River Ganges: probably dates from the 13th century bc; an early centre of Aryan philosophy and religion; a major place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists, with many ghats along the Ganges; seat of the Banaras Hindu University (1916), India's leading university, and the Sanskrit University (1957). Pop: 1 100 748 (2001)Former names: Benares, Banaras
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