The Ganges with Sue Perkins

Comedian and presenter Sue Perkins traces the course of the Ganges, from source to sea, to tell the story of modern India at a crucial point in its history.

Beginning her journey high in the Himalayas at the river’s holy source, Sue travels through the agricultural and industrial heartlands of the Gangetic Plain, visits the holy city of Varanasi and travels on to to the river’s vast delta on the Bay of Bengal.

From the keepers of the sacred fires at the famous funeral ghats to the holy men of the mountains, the climate change refugees of the delta to the devout pilgrims at the source, Sue meets the characters that make up modern India and asks what the future holds for this great river.

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