Sanjeev Saith
Sanjeev Saith
age group: 
9+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Pratham Books
rivers geography Ganga
picture book, non-fiction

In this pictorial book, Sanjeev Saith traces the path of the mighty Ganga - a mystical, magical river that gives life and sustenance as it flows from its source at the Gangotri, to its delta in the Bay of Bengal.

Through photographs that are at times surrealistic and at others throbbing with life, one can almost visualize the journey of the river, through the icy caverns of the Himalayas where it emerges as the river Bhagirathi, over rocky cliffs, through various temple towns, and finally to the delta in the Sunderbans, where it meets the sea. Each photograph is accompanied by a relevant caption.

The minimal text that allows maximum space to the pictures is definitely a plus point, as is the map of the river basin at the rear of the book, pinpointing - the places of importance that the Ganga and her tributaries flow through.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee