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Ganga

  • Author(s): Julian Crandall Hollick
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 279
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Weight: 480 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788184000030
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.450.00 / US $30.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 405.00 / US $27.00

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Ganga has always been more than just an ordinary river. For millions of Indians, she is also a goddess. Yet the river is exploited as much as she is worshipped. Her water is siphoned off for irrigation, toxic chemicals are dumped into her, and dams and barrages have been built on her course causing immense damage. Ganga is in danger of dying - but if the river dies, will the goddess die too? The question took journalist Julian Crandall Hollick on an extraordinary journey starting at Gaumukh and ending at Sagar Island. Travelling mostly on small country boats, he discovered a river that most people simply do not know: a river that never remains the same, which is often abandoned, and at times is no more than a stream. Combining travelogue, science and history, Ganga is a fascinating - and troubling - portrait of the river today. It will show you Ganga as you have never seen her before.

Table of Contents


    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Himalayan Adventures

    Chapter 2: Travels with Basanti

    Chapter 3: The Rape of Ganga

    Chapter 4: Sacred Heartland

    Chapter 5: Mysterious Factor X

    Chapter 6: Dacoits and Dolphins

    Chapter 7: Farakka

    Chapter 8: Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island

    Glossary

    Bibliography

    Index

    Acknowledgments

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