Living on the Ganges River

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 3-5- Each book provides an introduction to a particular culture and includes basic information on topics such as homes, food, clothing, celebrations, music, and education. It also explains how the environment shapes the people's way of life. The authors note current changes to the traditional nomadic lives of the Maasai of the African savannah and the Tuareg of the Sahara. Bingham stresses the importance of the Dreamtime and ancestor spirits to the Aboriginal people of Australia. Ganges concentrates on a particular place, the holy city of Varanasi, and practices of Hinduism rather than on a specific ethnic group. Each chapter spread includes two or three paragraphs of text and full-color photos. Suitable choices for collections that need updated or additional material on these topics.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410928207
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: World Cultures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Spilsbury is a very experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.

Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.

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Table of Contents


Living Along the Ganges River     4
A River Region     6
Temples and Homes     8
In a Hindu Community     10
Daily Life     12
Food and Mealtimes     14
Clothing and Decoration     16
School     18
Leisure Time     20
Music and Drama     22
Festivals     24
Tie-Dye a T-shirt     26
Varanasi and the Ganges     28
Find Out for Yourself     30
Glossary     31
Index     32
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