On the Ganges: Encounters with Saints and Sinners Along India's Mythic River

George Black takes readers on an extraordinary journey from the glaciers of the Himalayas to the sacred city of Varanasi to the “hundred mouths” of the Ganges Delta, encountering a vivid and often eccentric cast of characters who worship the river, pollute it, and flock to it from all over the world in search of adventure and enlightenment.

"George Black's journey along the shores of the Ganges offers readers a series of fascinating glimpses into the past, present, and future of life along India's holiest river. Well aware of the limitations of any travel narrative that purports to 'understand' India, Black's collection of reported vignettes nonetheless makes the country feel more comprehensible."

- Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding.