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In A River Sutra, Mehta describes the many diverse ethnic and religious groups that inhabit modern-day India and suggests that a common heritage and geography link them together despite their differences. Research the various ethnic and religious groups that live in India today. What traditions do they share?

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Investigate how modern culture has impacted traditional Indian beliefs. How does Mehta present this culture clash?

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Explore the Indian folk and religious stories about the Narmada river. How do these ancient tales compare to Mehta's river stories?

A number of the women depicted in A River Sutra have very little power. What opportunities do women have in India today? How are these opportunities affected by traditions such as arranged marriages?

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