Anthony Acciavatti, the principal investigator and author, is a graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and aprincipal of Somatic Collaborative, an award winning architecture and urban design practice in New York City. He has taught atColumbia University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Northeastern University. For almost a decade, Acciavatti has travelled by foot, boat, and car documenting the expanse of the river Ganges, from its source in the Himalayas to the historic city of Patna nearly 1,000km down stream. A J. William Fulbright Fellowship as well as grants from the Ford Foundation and Harvard University, amongst others, have supported his work on the Ganges. Rahul Mehrotra is Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 in Mumbai and has designed and executed projects for clients that include government and non-governmental agencies, corporate as well as private individuals and institutions.
Sumptuous, stark, encyclopedic and prescient, here find an atlas historical and visionary, grounded in serendipitous fieldwork and bold design. John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University"