Julian Crandall Hollick
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In the final installment of his six-part series, independent producer Julian Crandall Hollick visits Sagar Island, where the Ganges River ends. He finds thousands of pilgrims bathing in the river and celebrating a mythical Hindu story.
In 1970, India built a huge dam called the Farakka Barrage to protect the port of Calcutta from silt flowing in the Ganges River. But the dam has had widespread and devastating effects for people living along the Ganges.
The fourth report in a six-part series examines the mysterious factor that gives the Ganges River a mythical reputation among the millions of Indians who bathe and drink the river's water.
The third report in a six-part series follows India's Ganges River between Kanpur and Varanasi, a stretch where Hindus come to cleanse themselves of sins and remember a great Indian epic.
The second report in a six-part series follows India's Ganges River south to Kanpur, where industrial pollution has tainted the water and sickened those living on its banks.
A six-part series on the source of India's great river begins in the Himalayan village of Bhaironghati, where villagers prepare to take a statue of the goddess Ganga to her summer temple.