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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:   eBook : Document : 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. 0Victor 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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mallet, Victor.
Ganges and India's future.
Corby : Oxford University Press 2017
(OCoLC)973401285
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Mallet
ISBN: 9780191089435 0191089435
OCLC Number: 1006384388
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction : Killing the Mother Goddess --
2. Mouth of the Cow : The Himalayan Source --
3. Holy Waters --
4. How to Build a Megacity - and Save the Ganges --
5. Varanasi : India's Capital for a Day --
6. Varanasi : Broken Promises --
7. Toxic River --
8. Superbug River --
9. Dolphins, Crocodiles, and Tigers --
10. People Pressure : Why Population Growth Is Not a Dividend --
11. Water and Wells : Why the Taps Run Dry --
12. Dams and Droughts : Engineering the Ganges --
13. A Bollywood Star : Ganga on Film --
14. Exotic River : Foreigners on the Ganges --
15. Storms and Sandbanks : Boats on the Ganges --
16. Trade Artery No More : Calcutta and Bengal --
17. Mission Impossible? How to Clean the Ganges --
18. Beautiful Forest : Where the Ganga Meets the Ocean.
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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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