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Kumbh Mela, January 2013: Mapping the Ephemeral Mega City

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Many people are not familiar with it, and yet Kumbh Mela is the largest celebration on earth: depending on the zodiacal positions of Jupiter, the sun, and the moon, Hindus travel to certain places along holy rivers, the Ganges for example, for the purpose of bathing and cleansing themselves of sin. In 1989 fifteen million people are said to have attended, in 2001 around thirty million, and in 2013 approximately thirty-four million. In order to transport, house, and feed these enormous crowds of people, functioning temporary ...

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Kumbh Mela, January 2013: Mapping the Ephemeral Mega City
2015, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

ISBN-13: 9783775739900

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