We passed over five or six rivers, many degrees broader and deeper than the Nile or the Ganges: and there was hardly a rivulet so small as the Thames at London-bridge.
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The bush of Africa was outside their yard; but they spoke no French, no African language, and from the way they behaved you would have thought that the river just down the road was the Ganges, with temples and holy men and bathing steps.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
If Hinduism flows placidly like the Ganges, then Christianity bustles like Toronto at rush hour.