Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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(Deutsch) Eine Stadt namens Hardwar – In Heiligen Höhen

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To the Source of the Ganges – Photobook by Aroon Thaewchatturat (Text: Tom Vater)

In July 2008, Aroon Thaewchatturat‘s new photo book, Zur Quelle des Ganges (A Journey to the Source of the Ganges), was published by Reise Know How Verlag in Germany. It looks great. I wrote the text. The book is the result of three months travel through the central Indian Himalaya in 2007, on foot, by […]

In Sacred Heights – Tom Vater’s new book to the cradle of the Ganges

I traveled to the source of the Ganges, India’s holiest river, accompanying my wife Aroon Thaewchatturat on a photography assignment, and wrote a book on the characters we met along the way, including Indian writers Ruskin Bond, Bill Aitken and Ganesh Saili. I wrote most of the book in a cottage in Landour, a village […]

Sadhus, Sannyasis, Ascetic Mendicants And Renouncers – India’s Holy Men

The Wild Holy Men Of India, Caught Between Past and Present Boom Boom Baba Boom Boom Baba sits on a stone platform above the Benares ghats, the steps where millions of Hindu pilgrims come to bathe every year. “I am Naga, I am very dangerous. But I will pray for you and make a good […]

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