“The Ganga to me is the symbol of India’s memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India
I chose the name Ganges Gal as an ode to my namesake, Maa, who taught me to never forget where I come from, and to never let the obstacles in my life have a voice in defining me. She was a true Ganges Gal, a source of wisdom, a powerhouse of strength, and a force against the current–and I often find myself struggling to fill in the shoes she left behind. I hope with this project, I’ll at the very least have taken my first steps into becoming the woman she would’ve wanted me to be.