The River Ganges has a thousand names Hindu priests regard it as a sin to call her a river at all She is a goddess, the source of the world, her waters holy and healing and still sold to Hindus all over the world Ilija Trojanow travelled along the Ganges, from the source, where it breaks free from the eternal ice in the Himalayas, to the great cities, by boat, by bus, on overcrowded trains He visited the great Hindu festivals and talked to those who warn of ecological disasters resulting from gigantic dams His colorful report describes a country between ancient traditions and astonishing modernity and the holy river that crosses it for hundreds of miles....
|Title||:||Along the Ganges (Armchair Traveller)|
|Publisher||:||Haus Publishers Ltd Translatio edition May 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||266 pages|
|File Size||:||782 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Along the Ganges (Armchair Traveller) Reviews
The book begins a little slowly in the upper tributaries of the Ganges, but is well worth following the narrators downriver as they meet and come ot understand a wide variety of rural people living along the banks of the Ganges. A wonderful snapshot of people seldom seen.
This book made me want to travel around the world. Every sentence, every single observation of the tourist was explicit up to the point that I was in India. Man, I want to reread this book.