Ganga is the soul of India. The 2,500-km long river, originating from Gaumukh in the Himalayas and merging with the ocean at the confluence of Gangasagar, is the cradle of Indian civilisation. Innumerable cities, villages and temples have sprouted on its banks, converting the entire stretch into a pilgrimage. Chanchal Kumar Ghosh has covered the length of its riverbanks during his epic journey across India. His insight has enabled him to perceive the pulsating spiritual existence of Indian culture, thriving gloriously down the ages on the banks of the Ganga. The people he has met and the stories he has heard have further enriched the narrative. His photographs have vividly captured the very essence of India’s culture and heritage. This visually resplendent book is a testimony to the intrinsic spirit of the. Ganga – the spirit of continuity, the spirit of love and reverence.