“Benares Song”

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This is a view of Scindia ghat during monsoon when the Ganges is coming high.
Vārāṇasī (Benaras) is the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, dating back thousands of years and contemporaneous with the Sumer civilisation.

This is the city where I work and where I was “re-born”.

“Benares Song” is from Kurt Weill’s opera “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” (1930), its lyrics are in English and performed in that language even when the opera is performed in its original (German) language.

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