“That’s Harish Chandra Ghat. It’s one of the cremation grounds. If a person’s cremated here, he reaches salvation. This doesn’t apply to women.” Rama shrugged.
“It’s horrific. Right here on the river bank?”
Rama thought of Bipin, Srinivas, and other family members who had been cremated. How the flames had freed their souls.
“Judith, it’s not what you think. Hindus believe cremation releases the soul from the physical body so the cycle of life can continue. They’re wrong, but it’s not... well, it isn’t what Christians do, but... the rites don’t always occur by rivers.”
How can I explain?
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