Ancient Holy City and Values: Anthropological Perspectives of Varanasi, India

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Running head: PERSPECTIVES VARANASI
Ancient Holy City and Values: Anthropological Perspectives of Varanasi, India
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Ferraro (2007) described anthropology as the “study of people- their origins, their development, and contemporary variations, wherever and whenever they have been found" (p. 4). Yet the study of humanity is such a vast consideration, it can be difficult to understand at first glance. Alfred North Whitehead (1967) said that: “How the past perishes is how the future becomes” (p. 238). From the perspective of anthropology, this statement illuminates the very nature of the science. To that end, a study of Varanasi, India, and its past and present sheds light on the continuum of humanity.
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