Item description for Along the Ganges (Armchair Traveller) by Ilija Trojanow...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.38" Width: 4.8" Height: 1.42" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950361 ISBN13 9781904950363
Availability 0 units.
More About Ilija Trojanow
Ilija Trojanow was born in Bulgaria in 1965. After fleeing his homeland via Yugoslavia and Italy, he was granted political asylum in Germany. He spent ten years in Kenya and five years in Mumbai, before moving to Capetown in 2003.