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Life on the River Ganga  

Life on the River Ganga

Life and Death on the Ganga

March 25th 2007
Life and death exist side by side, played out on the ghats alongside one of India's most holy rivers. Life is evident everywhere: local kids playing a game of cricket; holy men covered in ash; boat men touting for a fare; washing being beaten on the banks of the river and laid out to dry; the faithful making offerings of flowers and candles; people bathing; men sitting around an open fire cookin ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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