Sacred River

written and illustrated by Ted Lewin

Join Hindu pilgrims in Benares, India, as they renew and purify their souls in the waters of the Ganges River.

Sweeping, full-spread watercolors startle the eye with teeming activity--the riverbanks teeming with colorfully dressed people, its majestic stone architecture, its changing light. The heaviness of the air becomes almost palpable, the noise easily imagined. There is no story but brief descriptive captions on each spread identify aspects of Hindu traditions. A note at the beginning explaining the importance the Hindu religion places on a pilgrimage to Benares supplies some background information.