Holy and unholy waters: a tale of two Indian rivers

Published: 13/05/2019
Holy and unholy waters: a tale of two Indian rivers
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

While the Ganges is sacred but heavily polluted, the Chambal’s ‘cursed’ but pristine waters have proved a blessing for locals Cold-blooded gharials, a crocodile-like species unique to south Asia, catch the last of the day’s warmth as a setting sun paints the sky crimson above the Chambal river. Two jackals and a jungle cat scuttle up thorny ravines that box in the expansive blue water, while the o

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