Living on the Ganges River
Heinemann-Raintree Library, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
When would a woman wear a "bindi", a colored spot, on her forehead? Why do cows wander freely around the city? How do Ganges river dolphins find food? The Ganges River runs through India. It is a holy river. You will read all about the way people live here and about the festivals that center around the river. There are more festivals here than days in the year.
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