Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life

Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life (Hardcover)

By Ruskin Bond And Namita Gokhale Ed 
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 938528892X
EAN: 9789385288920
No. of Pages: 480
Binding: Hardcover
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About the Book

For some, the Himalaya is a frontier against which to test themselves.Others find refuge and tranquility in the mountains, a place wherethey can seek their selves, perhaps even God. And over millennia,the mountains have cradled civilization itself and nurtured teeming,irrepressible life.With over fifty essays, this comprehensive volume brings togethera dazzling range of voices-among others, Fa-Hien, Pundit NainSingh, Heinrich Harrer, Fanny Parkes, Dharamvir Bharati, ArundhathiSubramaniam, Rahul Sankrityayan, Amitav Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru,Frank Smythe, Paul Brunton, Edmund Hillary, Mark Twain, SaratChandra Das, Dom Moraes, Manjushree Thapa-and the two editorsthemselves-in an unparalleled panorama.Here you will find stories of great ascents and descents; the madnessof war on the 'world's highest battlefield'; tales of exploratoryderring-do; and a mutiny up on a mountain. A seeker has an intensespiritual experience on Mount Kailas, another among shamans on amountaintop in Nepal; and, looking for the snow leopard in Ladakh,an author finds himself. A resident of a Sherpa village writes a heartfeltaccount of the aftermath of an avalanche which killed porters andclimbers on Everest; and residents of Langtang record an oral historyof the earthquake which wiped out their village. A matriarch describesher life and family in Almora of a bygone time; a prisoner in DehraDun jail draws solace from visits by birds and small animals; and thefragrance of lime makes a traveller's night in a remote Garhwal villagememorable for all time.Edited by Ruskin Bond, India's most-loved writer, and acclaimednovelist Namita Gokhale, this anthology spans the entire range, fromthe foothills to the highest peaks, and from its easternmost to itswesternmost ends. Himalaya will keep you riveted.

About the Author

Ruskin Bond is the author of numerous novellas, short-storycollections and non-fiction books, many of them classics and severalof them set in the villages and towns of the Himalayan region. Amonghis books are The Room on the Roof, A Flight of Pigeons, The Night Train atDeoli, Time Stops at Shamli, Rain in the Mountains, A Book of Simple Livingand Friends in Wild Places. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in1993, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. Helives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.Namita Gokhale is the author of several bestselling works of fictionand non-fiction. Her books include Paro: Dreams of Passion, A HimalayanLove Story, The Book of Shadows, Shakuntala and The Book of Shiva. Namitais also co-director of the Jaipur Literary Festival and of MountainEchoes, the Bhutan literary festival.

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Title: Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Author: Ruskin Bond And Namita Gokhale Ed
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 938528892X
EAN: 9789385288920
No. of Pages: 480
Binding: Hardcover

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