The Ganga is a river which has held India's heart captive and drawn millions to her banks since the dawn of history. Originating in the mist-filled valleys of the Garhwal Himalayas - a land of dense forests, icy white glaciers, clear gurgling streams and towering mountains, a land which has been known as 'Dev Bhoomi' or the land of the Gods - the Ganga traverses hundreds of miles through the heartland till it flows into the sea.
In this travel memoir, Ruskin Bond captures the breathtaking beauty and splendour of this magical landscape, describing with nostalgia and affection the places and people he has lived in and encountered for over forty years. He provides a wonderfully evocative description of the mountain streams, the birds and the animals, the wild flowers, the villages and the dharamshalas, and the many places of worship - all nestled in the mighty mountains.
From passionate descriptions of the hilly environs of northerm India to plain reminiscences of the legendary 'Gun Hill' in Mussoorie, Bond's sensitive and lucid style and his eye for ordinary details make this book a pleasurable read.
All Roads Lead to Ganga
Reading level: Adult
Paperback: 128 pages