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Life and death on the River Ganges / Suvajdzic, Carrie D.

Other author/creatorSuvajdzic, Carrie D.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2004.
Description1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Contents Goddess River (3:23) -- Disappearing Glacier (2:20) -- Indian Mystics (4:26) -- Villages on the Ganges (3:06) -- Rishikesh: Yoga Capital of the World (4:16) -- Rishikesh and the Beatles (2:20) -- Haridwar, India (5:57) -- Hinduism and Allahabad (3:23) -- Varanasi (2:42) -- Cremations at Varanasi (4:29) -- Strange Rituals of an Agori Baba (4:00) -- Contaminated Ganges (4:55) -- Varanasi: Evening Puja (3:21)
Abstract Traveling from Gaumukh, the source of the holy Ganges, to Gangasagar, where the river enters the sea, this program acquaints viewers with some of India's venerable cultural traditions-and reflects on environmental factors that are steadily destroying this sacred Indian waterway. The Durga Puja Festival at Gangnani, a wedding procession in Haridwar, ritual bathing at Allahabad, and ritual cremation and evening puja at Varanasi are featured, and the dual impacts of global warming and severe water pollution are addressed. Commentary is provided by academics, yoga master Swami Vivekananda, an Aghori baba, and others.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 14, 2006.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Audience Some content may be objectionable.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Suvajdzic, Carrie D. 2006 9781421311395
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number34271 Films Media Group

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