| WHY IS GANGA CONSIDERED A HOLY RIVER|
TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Analysis of Methods
2. Observations & Findings
3. Inconsistencies of Research
I declare that the work in this dissertation was carried out in accordance with the regulations of the Amity University. The work is original, except where indicated by special reference in the text and no part of the research writing has been submitted for any other academic award. Any views expressed in the writing are those of the author.
SIGNED:AAROOSHEE SOOD DATE: 28th MARCH 2011
“Ganga” for India is not just a river - it is held sacred, worshipped and a dip in this holy water is considered to cleanse sins and lead to Moksha. This strange fact triggered my research - Why is Ganga considered a Holy river? What is it in Ganga that drives millions from far away, to take a dip and feel rejuvenated? To find my answers, I used various methodologies to separate the facts and myths. Literature review gave me an insight into the subject and interviews of various people from different backgrounds helped me to understand it better. Focused group discussions, film reviews and observations played a pivotal role in my research and helped me to reach a point where, my queries were answered and I could channel my thoughts and thus put forth my opinion.
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