from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of central India flowing about 1,247 km (775 mi) westward to the Gulf of Khambhat. Sacred to Hindus, it is said to have sprung from the body of the god Shiva.

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  • proper n. A long river in central India


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  • "Certain enigmatic Asian fossils dated between 250,000-650,000 years ago such as Narmada

    BBC - Ouch

  • Recently she'd had a letter from a Maoist prisoner in central India reminding her that in an early essay, The Greater Common Good, which argued against dam-building in the Narmada valley, she had written: "I went to the valley because I thought the valley needed a writer."

    Arundhati Roy: India's bold and brilliant daughter

  • European Pressphoto Agency A Sadhu, or a holy man, smokes on the banks of the Narmada river in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, Feb. 10.

    India This Week

  • That recognition may become increasingly important to Narmada if the Virginia wine industry continues to expand.

    Business Booming in Virginia Wine Country

  • Like many wineries in Virginia, Narmada is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

    Business Booming in Virginia Wine Country

  • This drained some of the waste liquid out of the pond, from where it was transported by more open-air ditches to a local river, then to the sacred Narmada River, and eventually to the Gulf of Cambay now known as the Gulf of Khambhat where the local fishermen fished.


  • The following year she started campaigning on behalf of the one million - odd people whose homes, and livelihoods, were threatened by the massive Narmada dam project.

    Christina Patterson: Interview with Arundhati Roy: 'We Need a Feral Howl'

  • That one's still being fought in the Dalit bastis (settlements) of our villages; on the banks of the Narmada and the Koel Karo rivers; in the rubber estate in Chengara; in the villages of Nandigram, Singur, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Lalgarh in West Bengal; and the slums and shantytowns of our gigantic cities.

    Arundhati Roy: 9 Is Not 11

  • The rare find is a significant step in the study of the pre-historic life in Narmada Valley.

    Archive 2007-02-04

  • Important examples are the planned Ebro water scheme in Spain, large-scale water management schemes in the US southwest, the Narmada in India, the Nile in Africa and the Three Gorges Dam in China.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 7


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