A Literary Homage to Adventure, Meditation, and Life on the Roof of the World
Product Number: EB00718950
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834841536
Publisher: Shambhala
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Intimate, exhilarating writings on adventure, meditation, and life in the captivating wildness of the Himalayan Mountains-with contributions from Amitav Ghosh, Mark Twain, Rabindranath Tagore, Peter Matthiessen, and more. For some, the Himalaya is a frontier against which people test themselves. Others find refuge and tranquility in the mountains, a place where they can seek their true selves, perhaps even God. Over millennia, the mountains have cradled civilization itself and nurtured teeming, irrepressible life. With over thirty essays, this exhilarating anthology offers a dazzling range of voices that reveal accounts of great ascents and descents-from reflecting on a deadly avalanche to searching for a snow leopard and enjoying the simple pleasure of riding a handcar down a railway track. These diverse writings bring to life the spirit of the Himalaya in an unparalleled panorama. Contributors include: Amitav Ghosh Mark Twain Rabindranath Tagore Peter Matthiessen Edmund Hillary Aleister Crowley Andrew Harvey Vicki Mackenzie Sarat Chandra Das H. A. Giles (Trans.) Jahangir Sven Hedin Frank S. Smythe Anil Yadav Jinasena Arundhathi Subramaniam Dharamvir Bharati Swami Vivekananda Rahul Sankrityayan Francis Younghusband Ruskin Bond Jemima Diki Sherpa Kirin Narayan Jawaharlal Nehru Abdul Wahid Radhu Jim Corbett Bill Aitken Hridayesh Joshi Dom Moraes Manjushree Thapa

Author(s): Ruskin Bond
Genre: Travel
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

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