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Lonely Planet Slowly Down the Ganges (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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Publisher Comments:

On his forty-fourth birthday Eric Newby, a self-confessed river lover, sets out on a 1200-mile journey down the Ganges River from Hardwar to the Bay of Bengal, accompanied by his wife Wanda. Things do not start smoothly as they run aground 63 times in the first six days, but gradually India's holiest river, The Pure, The Eternal, The Creator of Happiness, lives up to its many names and captures them in its spell.

Traveling in a variety of boats, most of them unsuitable, as well as by bus and bullock cart, the Newbys become intimately acquainted with the river's shifting moods and colorful history. Slowly Down the Ganges brims over with engaging characters and entertaining anecdotes, recounted in Newby's inimitable style. Best of all, he brilliantly captures the sights and sounds, the frustrations and rewards, the sheer enchantment of travel in India.

Synopsis:

Traveling in a variety of boats, most of them unsuitable, Eric Newby becomes intimately acquainted with the shifting moods and colorful history of the river, and brilliantly captures the sheer enchantment of travel in India.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864426314
Author:
Newby, Eric
Author:
Newby, Wanda
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, Vic. :
Subject:
India
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Ganges river
Subject:
Ganges River (India and Bangladesh) Description and travel.
Subject:
Ganges River Region (India and Bangladesh) Description and travel.
Subject:
Ganges River Region
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Traveling in a variety of boats, most of them unsuitable, Eric Newby becomes intimately acquainted with the shifting moods and colorful history of the river, and brilliantly captures the sheer enchantment of travel in India.
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