The River Ganges has a thousand names. Hindu priests regard it as a sin to call her a river at all. She is a goddess, the source of the world, her waters holy and healing and still sold to Hindus all over the world. Ilija Trojanow travelled along the Ganges, from the source, where it breaks free from the eternal ice in the Himalayas, to the great cities, by boat, by bus, on overcrowded trains. He visited the great Hindu festivals and talked to those who warn of ecological disasters resulting from gigantic dams. His colorful report describes a country between ancient traditions and astonishing modernity and the holy river that crosses it for hundreds of miles.
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Ilija Trojanov was born in Bulgaria in 1965. After fleeing his homeland via Yugoslavia and Italy, he was granted political asylum in Germany. He spent ten years in Kenya and five years in Mumbai, before moving to Capetown in 2003. He is a writer who sees himself as a traveler between worlds, journeying on a quest that leads him through different cultures and religions.Review :
Selected as one of the 86 Top Travel Books of All Time 'An emigrant from Cold War Bulgaria now living in Cape Town, Trojanow brings a pan-religious enthusiasm to his writings on Asia, and in his journey from the Ganges's source to the chaotic cities along its course, he treats the river and its Hindu devotees with fascinations, respect, and an eye for detail. Nominated by Nuruddin Farah --Condé Nast Traveller (September 2007)
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Description du livre Haus Publishers Ltd., 2006. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P111904950361
Description du livre Haus Publishers Ltd., 2006. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M1904950361