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More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent enter the river every day. The Hindu-nationalist government’s restoration initiative plays directly into India’s charged religious and caste politics. Photograph by Simon Norfolk / Institute for The New Yorker The Ganges River begins in the Himalayas, roughly three hundred miles north of Delhi and five miles south of India’s border with Tibet, where it emerges from an ice cave called Gaumukh (the Cow’s Mouth) and is known as the Bhagirathi. Eleven miles downstream, gray-blue with glacial silt, it reaches the small temple town of Gangotri.
Pilgrims cluster on the rocky riverbank. Some swallow mouthfuls of the icy water, which they call amrit —nectar. Women in bright saris wade out into the water, filling small plastic flasks to take home. Indians living abroad can buy a bottle of it on Amazon or on eBay for $9.99.
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- Jillian Maloney
- Uttar Pradesh, Ganges, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Namami Gange