Some Questions


Starting Places

Empire Of The Indus -- The Story Of A River:  Includes links to the individual chapters for this week's seminar.

    "The Ganges With Sue Perkins," BBC, 2017:

Episode 1 (58 mins)

Episode 2 (59 mins)

Episode 3 (58 mins)

  Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, "Searching For Saraswati," New York Times, July 10, 2018.

Video Sources

  "Sacred Rivers With Simon Reeve," BBC, 2014.  (60 mins)

  "Chasing Rivers, Part 2: The Ganges," National Geographic Live, November 17, 2014.  (23 mins)

Ganges In The News

  L. Ali Khan, "'Ganges: The Many Pasts Of An Indian River,'" New York Journal Of Books.

  Soni Wadwa, "'Ganga: The Many Pasts Of A River' By Sudipta Sen," Asian Review Of Books (June 4, 2019).

Rahul Jayaram, "Review: 'Ganga: The Many Pasts Of A River' By Sudipta Sen," Hindustan Times, May 3, 2019.

Steve Donoghue, "Glittering Currents Of The Ganges River," Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2019.

  Anne Rademacher, "The Revealing History Of A Revered Waterway," Science Magazine (January 18, 2019).

  Soutik Biswas, "Ganges: The Holy Men Fasting To Death Keep A River Alive," BBC News, December 9, 2018.

  Shyam Krishnakumar, "Could Making The Ganges A 'Person' Save India's Holiest River?," BBC News, April 4, 2017.

  Jason Daley, "India's Ganges And Yamuna Rivers Are Given The Rights Of People," Smithsonian News, March 23, 2017.

  Michael Safi, "Ganges And Yamuna Rivers Granted Same Legal Rights As Human Beings," Guardian, March 21, 2017.

Justin Rowlatt, "India's Dying Mother," BBC News, May 12, 2016.

Saraswati In The News

Paul John, "Scientists Find Proof Of Saraswati Existence," Times Of India, December 9, 2019.

  Shubashree Desikan, "Evidence Of River Saraswati's Existence Found?," Hindu, December 7, 2019.

Amrita Madhukalya, "India Continues Search For Saraswati River," Hindustan Times, November 2, 2019.

Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, "A Mythical River Flows Through Indian Politics," New York Times, July 10, 2018.

  Annie Zaidi, "'Searching For Saraswati': The Making Of A River Goddess," Quint, July 10, 2018.

Malavika Vyawahare, "New Study Challenges Existence Of Saraswati River, Say It Was Sutlej's Old Course," Hindustan Times, November 29, 2017.

  Jonathan Amos, "River Departed 'Before Indus Civilisation Emergence,'" BBC News, November 28, 2017.

Manjeet Sehgal, "Saraswati River Sprouts To Life After 4,000 Years In Haryana," India Today (May 9, 2015).

  Pushpa Chari, " A Personal Odyssey," Hindu, April 10, 2010.

  Madhur Jaffrey, "India's 'Miracle River,'" BBC News, June 29, 2002.

Audio Sources

"Ganges' Most Sacred Stretch Rich With Tradition," Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, December 8, 2007.

"In Himalayas, Ganges Began With Divine Help," Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, November 25, 2007.

"Where The Ganges Meets The Sea, A Journey Ends," Morning Edition, NPR, April 6, 2007.

"Exploring The Sacred, Modern Along The Ganges," Morning Edition, NPR, April 2, 2007.

"The Miracle River," Omnibus, BBC World Service, October 8, 2002.


Anirban Chatterjee, "On The Existence Of A Perennial River In The Harappan Heartland," Nature, 9 (2019).

Ziya Us Salam, "River Sarasvati: Fiction As History," Frontline (May 12, 2017).


Subhamoy Das, "The Ganges: Hinduism's Holy River," Learn Religions, April 12, 2019.

Amanda Briney, "Geography Of The Ganges River," Thoughtco., May 25, 2019.

  Ganges -- Wikipedia:  An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.

  Sarasvati River -- Wikipedia:  An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.

Subhamoy Das, "Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess Of Knowledge And Arts," Learn Religions, January 2, 2019.


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