Preview – The Ganges with Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins

Continuing her journey following the Ganges from its source in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, this week Sue passes through the ancient city of Varanasi – a place of high Hindu importance – and explores the livelihoods and spiritual rituals that the city upholds.

Although one of the most polluted stretches of the river, the area is still considered the spiritual centre of India. Sue meets Professor Mishra, who is uniquely qualified to help her understand the paradox that lies at the heart of the great river.

The Ganges with Sue Perkins, Thursday, 9 pm – BBC One

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