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 In the land of the dead, there is life everywhere. Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. A place where life and death coexist in unimaginable ways. The Doms are a Dalit substitute in Banaras who are set by tradition to perform the Hindu ritual of cremation. They have ownership of the sacred fire, without which, it is believed, the Hindu soul will not achieve liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.

Despite this, the community is condemned to the lower ranks of the caste hierarchy, and its members are still treated as ‘untouchables’. ‘Fire in the Ganges’ is the first attempt to narrate the daily reality of the Doms. It dives into the historical past of Banaras while narrowing its lens to a few energetic characters of the Dom community. Through their stories of struggle and survival, loss and ambition, betrayal and love, he tells the sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes compelling story of a community struggling to find a place beyond that granted by ancient tradition.

‘A book of humanity and intimacy, hope and resilience… This is oral history at its best.’ “Radhika Iyengar brings her subject matter to life through her attention to detail and her immersion in the world she writes about.” “Brilliantly told and richly detailed, Radhika Iyengar’s The Fire in the Ganges is an untold story that will shape our collective understanding of India.” “One could think of Manikarnika as a place for the dead.

This excellent book is a reminder that the burning Ghats are a place for the living.” ‘With admirable elegance and empathy, Radhika Iyengar tells stories of a community that has not shaken off caste prejudices, despite its traditional “privilege” of cremating Indians in the most auspicious ghats along the Ganges’. ‘

An example worth showing, not telling, Fire on the Ganges leaves you hopeful and anxious about the possibilities of breaking down the barriers imposed by the caste system for those at the bottom… Iyengar’s work stands out for its persistent curiosity and compelling narrative.’

Fire on the Ganges by Radhika Iyengar Book Details

Book NameFire on the Ganges
Book AuthorRadhika Iyengar
Book LanguageEnglish
Release Date29 September 2023
Download TypePDF & Audiobook

About the Author

Radhika Iyengar is an award-winning journalist with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. In 2020, she was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship at the University of Kent, UK. She won the Red Ink Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism (2018) and received the Sanskriti Prabha Dutt Fellowship (2016-2017).

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