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Ravidas and the Ganga: Appropriation or Contestation?

Friedlander, Peter


The centrality of the river Ganga (Ganges) to Indian civilisation can be seen in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India after independence, who in his last will and testament said of the river: "The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her racial memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever-changing,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Conceiving the Goddess: Transformation and Appropriation in Indic Religions


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