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Introduction

Mark Twain aptly described Varanasi as: 'Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together'. Decrepit sadhus, rich businessmen, portly middle aged gentlemen, doped out Japanese tourists and persistent boatmen, here are some photographs of a microcosm of humanity playing out their acts on the banks of the mighty Ganga...