River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future

January 2019: Now published worldwide in English. Coming soon in Hindi and Chinese

Buy at any good bookshop, download for Kindle or order at Amazon. co.uk or Amazon.com, Amazon.in or (in HK for free delivery) BookDepository.com


Published by OUP

And here are a couple of videos on the Ganges and the crisis facing India’s rivers:

February 2015:

November 2015:

March 2013:

Author: Victor Mallet, author and journalist

Victor Mallet is an author, journalist and commentator who has travelled and worked for more than three decades in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His new book about the Ganges - River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and Modern India - is to be published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. He is currently Asia news editor for the Financial Times. In India, he was twice awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent, first for a 2012 feature about the rise of Narendra Modi and later for a 2015 magazine cover story about the threats to the River Ganges. In Hong Kong, he twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for opinion writing. His highly praised book on the south-east Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, The Trouble with Tigers (HarperCollins), was first published in 1999.

3 thoughts on “River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future”

  1. Very powerful cover! This young couple wading through the muck bears the promises of India’s future.
    We look forward to reading ‘River of Life, River of Death’!


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