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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 118

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?

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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