A woman prays at Ganga Sagar, the sacred spot in the Sundarban Islands where the Ganges River meets the sea. Photo © Jake Norton.

Flowing with the Ganges

Live now on the Eddie Bauer “Live Your Adventure” blog is my final post on #GangaS2S, the epic journey David Morton, Pete McBride, and I took this autumn. Read a bit of the post below, and click through to read the whole thing. Enjoy!

A woman prays at Ganga Sagar, the sacred spot in the Sundarban Islands where the Ganges River meets the sea. Photo © Jake Norton.

A woman prays at Ganga Sagar, the sacred spot in the Sundarban Islands where the Ganges River meets the sea. Photo © Jake Norton.

I could tell by her eyes it was going to be a sad story, for they wept tragedy. Bonashree Haldar’s futile attempt at a smile belied the intense sadness racking her body. As soon as she spoke, her grief erupted like a geyser, her voice breaking into a wail. Tears streamed down her face as she recounted the story of her young daughter, married off by her husband for a dowry, and recently found horrifically murdered by her in-laws, her body in tatters from torture and a savage beating. “There is no chance of prosecution,” said my friend, Mina Das, who runs the non-profit Nishtha. “There is no chance of justice. We are poor people, and the killers are rich. Without money, we have no education; without education, we have no influence; and without influence, we cannot get justice. And without water, we cannot begin to make money…You see?”

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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