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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.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • And there is something in this room which reminds me forcibly of the chamber of the Marquise de Ganges [*] or Desdemona.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The sky-born, high-tide Ganges turned to wind!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • Then she spoke to her horse, saying, "Ganga."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Which is the monument to the triumph of the human spirit over matter: the germ-eaten hovels on the shorelines of the Ganges or the Atlantic skyline of New York?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At the middle point of this hemisphere stood Jerusalem, equidistant from the Pillars of Hercules on the West, and the Ganges on the East.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • 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.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "And I shall see it again," he said aloud, "in dreams when I sleep by the Ganges: and again in a more remote hour — when another slumber overcomes me — on the shore of a darker stream!"
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Fountain of the Four Rivers! A flawless tribute to water, Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers glorified the four major rivers of the Old World-The Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio Plata.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • The Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma’s agency, it descends to the earth.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Carried by the Ganges to the high seas, these were deceased Indian villagers who hadn’t been fully devoured by vultures, the only morticians in these parts.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Naturally, I continued to hunt — grizzlies in your Rockies, crocodiles in the Ganges, rhinoceroses in East Africa.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • When the bodies were finally collected, they were burned in tall pyres like Hindus on the Ganges.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Ganga! I love you, Saphira, but you have to go.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • One quiet afternoon Ramakrishna beheld a beautiful woman ascend from the Ganges and approach the grove in which he was meditating.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Edged rather than washed by the river Ganges, it trails for a couple of miles along the bank, scarcely distinguishable from the rubbish it deposits so freely.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Phaedrus wrote a letter from India about a pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailas, the source of the Ganges and the abode of Shiva, high in the Himalayas, in the company of a holy man and his adherents.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Then a damp gust Bringing rain Ganga was sunken, and the limp leaves Waited for rain, while the black clouds Gathered far distant, over Himavant.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • Even the seller of Ganges-water he did not see, and Kim expected that he would at least buy a bottle of that precious stuff.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • But she had not understood being excluded from the family’s plans to travel to Calcutta that summer to see their relatives and scatter Ashoke’s ashes in the Ganges.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Rahel (no Plans, no Locusts Stand I), her back against a pillar, watched Karna praying on the banks of the Ganga.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The Ganges is there with its demons and lords; but you have a right also, and merely, to wash your feet and do your personal laundry in it.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • As when a vultur on Imaus bred, Whose snowy ridge the roving Tartar bounds, Dislodging from a region scarce of prey To gorge the flesh of lambs or yeanling kids, On hills where flocks are fed, flies toward the springs Of Ganges or Hydaspes, Indian streams; But in his way lights on the barren plains Of Sericana, where Chineses drive With sails and wind their cany waggons light: So, on this windy sea of land, the Fiend Walked up and down alone, bent on his prey; Alone, for other creature…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Silent they move, majestically slow, Like ebbing Nile, or Ganges in his flow.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • He was washed in the great river of night, in the Ganges tides of redemption.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • When the energy in the ring was almost depleted, he whispered, "Ganga raehta."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The hem of my skirt floats out on the water, reminding me of funeral flowers set upon the Ganges.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The island of Ganga Lagor lies where the sacred waters of the Ganges disappear in the Indian Ocean.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Nicolas spent a year as a beggar, following the path of the yogis, across the Himalayas, through Katmandu, along the Ganges, and on to Benares, all on foot.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • 6 I see the site of the old empire of Assyria, and that of Persia, and that of India, I see the falling of the Ganges over the high rim of Saukara.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The island of Ganga Lagor lies where the sacred waters of the Ganges disappear in the Indian Ocean.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • I followed the Ganges to its source, far up in the Himalayas.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • "Ganga!" he shouted.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • So abased, so monotonous is everything that meets the eye, that when the Ganges comes down it might be expected to wash the excrescence back into the soil.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Did you succeed in catching the moon in the Ganges?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • From his mother’s description he had thought the doctor might be young Muggins from over the Ganges, and had brought out all the cornradely emotions.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • "Ganga," she murmured, and motioned with a finger.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Swallowing it, she returned again to the Ganges, where she disappeared.3’ Only geniuses capable of the highest realization can support the full revelation of the sublimity of this goddess.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • There are no bathing-steps on the river front, as the Ganges happens not to be holy here; indeed there is no river front, and bazaars shut out the wide and shifting panorama of the stream.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Kiouni, resuming his rapid gait, soon descended the lower spurs of the Vindhias, and towards noon they passed by the village of Kallenger, on the Cani, one of the branches of the Ganges.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Ganga!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Ganga!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • So the two of them melded their minds and, with Glaedr supplying the needed energy, Eragon shouted, "Ganga fram!"
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • When we get to Alexandria, I will take you to the corner of the street where you can hear it from the daughter of the Ganga, who taught it to me.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • * Elisabeth de Rossan, Marquise de Ganges, was one of the famous women of the court of Louis XIV. where she was known as "La Belle Provencale."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Chapter XIV IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG DESCENDS THE WHOLE LENGTH OF THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF THE GANGES WITHOUT EVER THINKING OF SEEING IT The rash exploit had been accomplished; and for an hour Passepartout laughed gaily at his success.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • CHAPTER XII The Ganges, though flowing from the foot of Vishnu and through Siva’s hair, is not an ancient stream.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Meanwhile the plain of the Ganges encroaches on them with something of the sea’s action.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
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