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Can a book tell the history of the Ganga?

May 26, 2019 SANDRP Book Review: “Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River” by Sudipta Sen. Penguin Viking. 2019. PP 445 + (xvi) “Panditaraja Jagannath, Mughal court poet extraordinaire, a scholar of Linguistics, poetics, and philosophy, hounded by the Brahmin orthodoxy led by Hara Dikshita for marrying a Muslim woman, sought refuge on the steps of Banaras by the side ... Read More »

What ails the Ganga

September 4, 2018 SANDRP The Ganga river basin’s importance is well acknowledged. The World Bank that is funding a currently ongoing USD 1 Billion project for Ganga Cleanup says in its Project Appraisal Document: It’s the most populous basin in the World. Read More »