An Anthology of Writings on the Ganga
Goddess and River in History, Culture, and Society
Edited by Assa Doron, Richard Barz, and Barbara Nelson
Table of Contents
THE EPIC AND NUMINOUS:
The Descent of the Ganga-Robert P. Goldman (tr), from The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki
J.A.B. van Buitenen (tr), from The Mah?bh?rata
Anne Feldhaus, 'The Descent of the Ga?g?'
Poems and a Will-Shakuntala Varma, 'Prayer to Mother Goddess' - 1
Shakuntala Varma, 'Prayer to Mother Goddess' - 4
Shakuntala Varma, 'Sohar' - 10
Shakuntala Varma, 'Sohar' - 11
Chandrashekhar Kambar, 'A Pond Named Ganga'
Jawaharlal Nehru, 'Will and Testament'
Jean Baptiste Tavernier, from Travels in India
Ahmad Behbahani, from Mir'at ul-Ahwal-i Jahan Numa
James B. Fraser, from Account of a Journey to the Sources of the Jumna and Bhagirathi Rivers
Honoria Lawrence, 'Letter to a Friend'
E.B. Havell, 'On the Ganges'
CONTEMPORARY TRAVEL WRITING:
Eric Newby, 'The Way to Mirzapur'
Raghubir Singh, from The Ganges
Vijay Singh, 'Gangotri'
Ilija Trojanow, 'The Sage's Wet Hair'
Brij V. Lal, 'Sunrise on the Ganga'
Manik Bandopadhyaya, from Padma River Boatman
Raj Kapoor, V.P. Sathe, and Jyoti Swaroop, Screenplay of R?m Ter? Gang? Mail?
Raja Rao, from On the Ganga Ghat
Adwaita Mallabarman, 'The Rainbow'
Vikram Seth, from A Suitable Boy
Amitav Ghosh, 'Beginning Again'
Shiv Prasad Mishra (Rudra Kashikey), 'The Drowsiness of Chait Dulls the Spirit'
Henry T. Bernstein, 'The Bengal Steam Department's Hindus and Muslims'
Steven G. Darian, 'The Ganges in Bengal'
Diana L. Eck, 'Ga?g?: The Goddess Ganges in Hindu Sacred Geography'
Ann Grodzins Gold, 'Why Sink Flowers? Bringing It All Back Home'
Kelly D. Alley, 'Separate Domains: Hinduism, Politics, and Environmental Pollution'
Richard Barz, 'Gangotri, Gomukh and the Sources of the Ganga'
Assa Doron, 'Hello Boat! The River Economy of Banaras'