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Introduction

Rishikesh is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas where the Ganga emerges from the mountains. Spent a quiet weekend there reading a book 'Along The Ganga', written by a European, Ilija Trojanow who journeyed from its origin at Gangotri to its confluence with the sea at GangaSagar. Was humbling to see how a 'foreigner' knew more about my country, its mythoglogy and social fabric than I did. The chapter on Rishikesh was enlightening since I had the privilege of relating the written word to the scenery and people around me...