Slowly Down the Ganges

Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history.

Slowly Down the Ganges

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007508212

Page: 400

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‘Slowly Down the Ganges’ is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ and ‘Love and War in the Apennines’. Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history.

The Ganges River

India Yesterday and Today. New York: Bantam Books, 1970. Newby, Eric. Slowly
Down the Ganges. Oakland, California: Lonely Planet Publications, 1998.
Nicholson, Jon. Ganges. London: BBC Books, 2007. Pavan, Aldo. The Ganges:
Along ...

The Ganges River

Author: Earle Rice

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612283683

Page: 48

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The Ganges is India’s holiest river. But to millions of devoted Hindus, it is much more than just a river. It is also a goddess and a benevolent mother—Ganga Ma or Great Mother. To her devotees, bathing in “Mother Ganga” washes away all sin, drinking her waters heals all illness, and dying on her banks ensures deliverance from the cycle of death and rebirth. Or so they believe. Ganga Ma begins at the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas. Her waters plunge spectacularly out of the lofty mountains, meander lazily across India’s broad Gangetic Plain into Bangladesh, and finally spread out fan–like with a thousand watery fingers to empty into the Bay of Bengal. For more than 1,500 miles, the watery personification of the goddess Ganga sustains life in one of the world’s most densely populated regions, and charts a spiritual course to eternal contentment for most of India’s Hindu masses.

Caste Occupation and Politics on the Ganges

(Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India,
New Delhi, October 2002). Consider, for example, Eric Newby's (1966)
fascinating account of travelling down the River Ganges, Slowly Down the
Ganges, which is ...

Caste  Occupation and Politics on the Ganges

Author: Assa Doron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351953265

Page: 216

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This intriguing anthropological study investigates how the boatmen of Banaras have repositioned themselves within the traditional social organization and used their privileged position on the river to contest upper-caste and state domination. Assa Doron examines the evolution of the boatmen community, drawing on a variety of sources to illuminate the cultural politics of social and economic inequality in contemporary India. Caste, Occupation and Politics on the Ganges offers insight into recent debates about the cultural and historical forms of social practice and resistance at the juncture between tradition and the global economy, and will therefore appeal not only to anthropologists, but to anyone working in the field of development studies, globalization, religion, politics and cultural studies.

Five Emus to the King of Siam

nath Bandopadyaya's “The Goddess Who Came Down to Earth” acknowledges
the impossibility of writing about the Ganga “since much of the river exists more in
the imagination of the people [. ... 7 Newby, Slowly Down the Ganges, 193.

Five Emus to the King of Siam

Author: Helen Tiffin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022434

Page: 260

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Western exploitation of other peoples is inseparable from attitudes and practices relating to other species and the extra-human environment generally. Colonial depredations turn on such terms as 'human', 'savage', 'civilised', 'natural', 'progressive', and on the legitimacies governing apprehension and control of space and landscape. Environmental impacts were reinforced, in patterns of unequal 'exchange', by the transport of animals, plants and peoples throughout the European empires, instigating widespread ecosystem change under unequal power regimes (a harbinger of today's 'globalization').This book considers these imperial 'exchanges' and charts some contemporary legacies of those inequitable imports and exports, transportations and transmutations. Sheep farming in Australia, transforming the land as it dispossessed the native inhabitants, became a symbol of (new, white) nationhood. The transportation of plants (and animals) into and across the Pacific, even where benign or nostalgic, had widespread environmental effects, despite the hopes of the acclimatisation societies involved, and, by extension, of missionary societies “planting the seeds of Christianity.” In the Caribbean, plantation slavery pushed back the “jungle” (itself an imported word) and erased the indigenous occupants – one example of the righteous, biblically justified cultivation of the wilderness. In Australia, artistic depictions of landscape, often driven by romantic and 'gothic' aesthetics, encoded contradictory settler mindsets, and literary representations of colonial Kenya mask the erasure of ecosystems. Chapters on the early twentieth century (in Canada, Kenya, and Queensland) indicate increased awareness of the value of species-preservation, conservation, and disease control. The tension between traditional and 'Euroscientific' attitudes towards conservation is revealed in attitudes towards control of the Ganges, while the urge to resource exploitation has produced critical disequilibrium in Papua New Guinea. Broader concerns centering on ecotourism and ecocriticism are treated in further essays summarising how the dominant West has alienated 'nature' from human beings through commodification in the service of capitalist 'progress'.

Ganga

A Journey Down the Ganges River Julian Crandall Hollick. It had been done , but
... Thus we did our voyage in 5 Newby , Eric : Slowly Down the Ganges , Picador ,
London , 1983 ( 1963 ) . three parts ; a two - week prologue in the. 6 Global ...

Ganga

Author: Julian Crandall Hollick

Publisher: Shearwater Books

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Page: 279

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Combining travelogue, science, and history, Ganga is an extraordinary journey through northern India: from the river’s source high in the Himalayas, past great cities and poor villages, to lush Saggar Island, where the river finally meets the sea. Along the way Julian Crandall Hollick encounters priests and pilgrims, dacoits and dolphins, the fishermen who subsist on the river, and the villagers whose lives have been destroyed by her. He finds that popular devotion to Ganga is stronger and blinder than ever, and it is putting her—and her people—in great risk.

The Contemporary Review

Thence we descended , and , embarking on the broad bosom of the Ganges ,
floated slowly down past the various ghauts or bathingplaces . These are
bordered with houses , some of them of almost palatial dimensions , and
connected with ...

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Roads

Of the many downriver books I have read my favorite is Slowly down the Ganges ,
by the English traveler Eric Newby , about a twelve - hundred - mile trip he made
in 1961 , with his wife , Wanda , down India ' s holy river , from Hardwar to the ...

Roads

Author: Larry McMurtry

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ISBN: 9780684868844

Page: 206

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McMurtry shares his fascination with trails and the culture that has grown up on either side of them as he reminisces about a cross-country trip, recounting the places he's seen, the people he has met and the books he has read. 100,000 first printing.

Literature East West

the y Down The cances de la Eric Newby . SLOWLY DOWN THE GANGES . New
York : Scribner ' s , 1967 , 326 pp . , $ 6 . 95 . Few can resist the appeal of rivers .
Merely the names summon us : the Rhine , the Nile , the Amazon , the ...

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Talking Book Topics

1993 . Slowly down the Ganges RC 37771 by Eric Newby read by Lou Harpenau
3 cassettes During the winter of 1963–1964 Eric Newby and his wife , Wanda ,
journeyed down the Ganges River , from where it enters the Plains of India to the
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Talking Book Topics

1993. singing in the church choir and filling in Slowly down the Ganges RC
37771 for the organist. When straight-Talking “Sassy” ventured from Newark to
the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, there was no turning back. Soon she was singing
with the ...

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Book World

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The World of Ripley s Believe it Or Not

At last I clambered aboard a boat and floated slowly down the Ganges before all
this pagan panorama , all the while wondering if leprosy was contagious and if
that one - eyed beggar with spots and both hands and feet eaten away had
tainted ...

The World of Ripley s Believe it Or Not

Author: Julie Mooney

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ISBN: 9781579122720

Page: 159

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Visit mindboggling places, witness death defying stunts, discover outlandishnventions and see fantastic human achievements that Robert Ripley unearthedn his life-long quest for the incredible and bizarre.