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Since the beginning of human history, the Ganga, India's most sacred river, born in the high realms of the Himalayas, has fired the imagination of mankind. This book is a voyage to the sources of the revered river at Gaumukh, passing through the holy cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gangotri and Badrinath.
Exploring the path of the holy river, and the reverence, fervour and ritual that surround it, Ganga is a tribute to India's most precious and enduring symbol.
About the Author
Born in Brittany, Mireille Josephine Guezennec (Himabindu), teacher of philosophy, writer and photographer, divides her time between France and India. An untiring voyager and subjugated by the mystical presence of India, she has been conceiving new ways to explore the extraordinary visions provided by her second country, India, for over twenty years.
A graduate of Indian studies from The Sorbonne, she is also a renowned photographer whose works have been exhibited at prestigious venues in India and in France: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Delhi, 2002 and 2004; FNAC of Bourges 2001 and 2005; and at Paris, 2006.
Vikas Harish, museologist and art historian, has won many prestigious fellowships for his research in cultural interpretation in the UK and France. He combines a passion to teach along with the organization of significant exhibitions. He represents India on the Executive Council of the Commonwealth Association of Museums. Fluent in many languages, this translation is the result of his close association with French culture, with the writing style of the author and, above all, with the wealth that comprises Indian mythology and culture.