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River piracy

Saraswati that disappeared
  • K. S. Valdiya
General Article


The legendary river Saraswati, which flowed from the Himalaya and emptied finally into the Gulf of Kachchh, has vanished. Tectonic movements change river courses, behead streams and sometimes even make large rivers such as the Saraswati disappear.


Tectonic Subsidence Thar Desert Luni Indian Desert Headward Erosion 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Valdiya
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  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchBangaloreIndia

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