The Cursed River

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 29, 2014, bells hang from an old temple built near the confluence of the rivers Yamuna, front, and Chambal, background, in Bhareh village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The fears that shaped this region go back more than a thousand years, to when sages said theContinue reading “The Cursed River”

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 29, 2014, bells hang from an old temple built near the confluence of the rivers Yamuna, front, and Chambal, background, in Bhareh village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The fears that shaped this region go back more than a thousand years, to when sages said the Chambal, the term refers both to the river and the rugged land around it, had been cursed and villagers whispered that it was unholy. In a culture where rivers have long been worshipped, farmers avoided planting along the river’s banks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: