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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:The Ganges in Myth and History
Author(s):Darian, Steven G
Publisher Name:University Press of Hawaii
Place of Publication:Honolulu, Hawaii
Date of Publication:1978
Annotation:A sympathetic and comprehensive study of the sacred Ganges, this book traces the history of the relationship between the river and human culture from the first Aryan settlers to the contemporary period. Darian discusses the geographical and mythic source and setting of the river, its settlers and devotees, and its economic, social, and ecological functions and considers the role and depiction of the Ganges in Indian art and religion. He concludes with a chapter on Western images of the Ganga.
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