Author: Alaka ShankarPublisher: Publications DivisionYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 132ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123009135
Taking some of the important rivers from all over the country, this book traces the course they take individually through the countries, and the areas they go through-the journey through various historical places and the important towns and cities which thrive because of their contribution - the dams and bridges across it-the irrigation support it gave, the festivals that take place along the rivers-the significance of the river to that particular state or region it flows through- and more.Presented here is the story of The Mighty and Mystical Rivers of India-the main arteries of sustenance, throbbing with hope and life. The effort is to give in simple details the richness and importance of their presence. Let us hope the book will prompt you to explore and seek more and get the maximum out of our rivers.
INTRODUCTIONWhat is a River?Himalayas-Abode of the GodsThe Vast Expanse Across the HorizonThe Sacred GangaYamuna-The Black GoddessCivilization along the GangaThe Fertile Gangetic PlainsThe Mighty BrahmaputraIndus-the mountain LionessSutlej-the Fast RunnerAnd the Mahanadi MeandersNarmada-The Jata ShankariGodavari-The Dakshina GangaKrisha - The Inland RiverKaveri-The River of LifeThe Smaller Rivers-A Source of LivelihoodSave Our Rivers - A Warning! A Plea?