India: Merseysiders at the Ganges

To a wooded hillside overlooking the Ganges River came perhaps the strangest group of pilgrims since Chaucer's in the Canterbury Tales. There, near the town of Rishikesh, 53 persons from ten nations gathered in a grove to pay their homage. Prosperous West German businessmen mingled with bearded Scandinavians. A 26-year-old Bengali interrupted his bicycle tour of the world to drop in. Mia Farrow, Frank Sinatra's absentee wife, and her brother and sister put in appearances at one time or another. And over in Bungalow No. 6, topping off the list of those seeking wisdom and truth,...

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