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River of life, river of death : the Ganges and India's future

Author: Victor Mallet
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Mallet, Victor.
River of life, river of death.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)1006384388
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Mallet
ISBN: 9780198786177 0198786174
OCLC Number: 1011146360
Description: xix, 316 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: BIBLIOGRAPHY; NOTES; INDEX
Responsibility: Victor Mallet.

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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to  Read more...

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