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River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India's Future

India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India.

 
By Victor Mallet
Last Updated: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Ganges, the waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost.

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