ISBN 9782914330039,India: Mother Ganges

India: Mother Ganges


Alain Carayol


Shufu No Tomo-Sha



Shufu No Tomo-Sha

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9782914330039

ISBN-10 2914330030

Paper Back

Number of Pages 188 Pages
Language (English)

Indian Writing

Is there any river as associated with its country as the Ganges is with India? Is there any river more loved by its people than the Ganges by the people of India? For a long time, everyone considered the Ganges as 'the River of the World.' In Ancient times - as far back as the 5th century BC -Ctesias, a Greek historian in the Persian court who worked for Darius, wrote of a holy river ''bearing all kinds of good things.'' Two centuries later, the Greek Ambassador Megasthenes, sent by his king to Chandragupta Maruya,Ganges in these terms: n dynasty, describes the river gushes out of a fc tain like thunder, it flees through steep mountains and becomes a peaceful lake when it reaches the plain.'' The Ganges has also inspired poets. In the Aeneid, Virgil compares the wild tumultuous river to an army on the march. Ovid speaks of a tawny India bordered by the Ganges.'

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