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Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.1: Book by Sven Hedin Foreword By K. Vatsyayana

Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.1

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ISBN: 9788121203418    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 436        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Sven Hedin's journey through the Himalayas was on of the most hazardous but at the same time most fascinating exploration of his time. His three-volume reportage of the journey...Read more
Description About The Author:- Sven Hedin's journey through the Himalayas was on of the most hazardous but at the same time most fascinating exploration of his time. His three-volume reportage of the journey remains a classic of travel writing to this day. Besides writing, Hedin had meticulously drawn pictures of what he saw and encountered during his journey to Tibet, which again are classic works of art. This publication contains the entire travelogue of Hedin. With an entourage of helpers, Hedin set out to his destination-Lhasa. He began interestingly, from India. From Simla to Leh to Lhasa the caravan journeyed through the inhospitable Himalayan track and reached the destinations in to Nepal, the sight to picturesque Mansarovar, the holy Lamas in caves and monasteries, the search for the sources of Indus and Brahmaputra- the mosaic is arrestingly charming. A gem of a travelogue, Trans-Himalaya is sheer delight to read, and contains a mine of information.Contents:- VOLUME 1: PREFACE • CHAPTER I • SIMLA • CHAPTER II • DEPARTURE FROM SRINAGAR • CHAPTER III • THE ROAD TO LEH • CHAPTER IV • THE LAST PREPARATIONS • CHAPTER V • THE START FOR TIBET • CHAPTER VI • TO THE EDGE OF THE TIBETAN TABLELAND • CHAPTER VII • OVER THE CREST OF THE KARAKORUM • CHAPTER VIII • TO LAKE LIGHTEN • CHAPTER IX • ON THE LAKE IN A STORM • CHAPTER X • DEATH IN THE JAWS OF WOLVES-OR SHIPWRECK • CHAPTER XI • GREAT LOSSES • CHAPTER XII • IN UNKNOWN COUNTRY • CHAPTER XIII • UNFORTUNATE DAYS • CHAPTER XIV • IN THE LAND OF THE WILD YAK • CHAPTER XV • THE FIRST NOMADS • CHAPTER XVI • OUR FORTUNES ON THE WAY TO THE BOGTSANG-TSANGPO • CHAPTER XVII • CRISTMAS IN THE WILDS • CHAPTER XVIII • TEN DAYS ON THE ICE OF NGANGTSE-TSO • CHAPTER XIX • DRIVEN BACK • CHAPTER XX • ONWARDS TRHOUGH THE FORBIDDEN LAND • CHAPTER XXI • OVER THE TRANS-HIMALAYA • CHAPTER XXII • TO THE BANK OF THE BRAHMAPUTRA • CHAPTER XXIII • DOWN THE TSANGPO BY BOAT-ENTRY INTO SHIGATSE • CHAPTER XXIV • THE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL • CHAPTER XXV • THE TASHI LAMA • CHAPTER XXVI • THE GRAVES OF THE PONTIFFS • CHAPTER XXVII • POPULAR AMUSEMENTS OF THE TIBETANS • CHAPTER XXVIII • MONKS AND PILGRIMS • CHAPTER XXIX • WALKS IN TASHI-LUNPO-THE DISPOSAL OF THE DEAD • CHAPTER XXX • OUR LIFE IN SHIGATSE • CHAPTER XXXI • POLITICAL COMPLICATIONS • CHAPTER XXXII • TARTING-GOMPA AND TASHI-GEMBE • CHAPTER XXXIII • THE RAGA-TSANGPO AND THE MY-CHU • CHAPTER XXXIV • TO LINGA GOMPA •About The Book:- "My Long Journey Backwards And Forward Over The Trans-Himalaya Cannot Be Regarded As More That A Cursory And Defective Reconnaissance Of A Country Hitherto Unknown. It Is Easier To Go To Lhasa With A Force Armed To The Teeth, And Shoot Down The Tibetans Like Pheasants If They Stand In The Way, Than To Cross Tibet In All Direction For Two Long Years With Four Governments And All The Authorities Of The Land As Opponents, Twelve Poor Ladakis As Companions, And Not A Single Man As Escort. It Is No Merit Of Mine That I Was Long Able To Maintain A Position Which From The First Seemed Untenable. The Same Lucky Star Looked Down, As Often Before, On My Lonely Course Through Vast Asia, Since I First Took Up My Pilgrim Staff. "Go, Then, Out Into The World Thou Ringing And Sonorous Name For One Of The World'S Mightiest Mountain Systems, And Find Thy Way Into Geograp Hical Text-Books And Remind Children In The Schools Of The Snow-Crowned Summits On The Roof Of The World, Among Which The Monsoon Storms Have Sung Their Deafening Chorus Since The Beginning. As Long As I Live, My Proudest Memories-Like Royal Eagles, Will Soar Round The Cold Desolate Crags Of The Trans-Himalaya.", About The Author:- Sven Hedin'S Journey Through The Himalayas Was On Of The Most Hazardous But At The Same Time Most Fascinating Exploration Of His Time. His Three-Volume Reportage Of The Journey Remains A Classic Of Travel Writing To This Day. Besides Writing, Hedin Had Meticulously Drawn Pictures Of What He Saw And Encountered During His Journey To Tibet, Which Again Are Classic Works Of Art. This Publication Contains The Entire Travelogue Of Hedin. With An Entourage Of Helpers, Hedin Set Out To His Destination-Lhasa. He Began Interestingly, From India. From Simla To Leh To Lhasa The Caravan Journeyed Through The Inhospitable Himalayan Track And Reached The Destinations In To Nepal, The Sight To Picturesque Mansarovar, The Holy Lamas In Caves And Monasteries, The Search For The Sources Of Indus And Brahmaputra- The Mosaic Is Arrestingly Charming. A Gem Of A Travelogue, Trans-Himalaya Is Sheer Delight To Read, And Contains A Mine Of Information., Content:- Volume 1: Preface • Chapter I • Simla • Chapter Ii • Departure From Srinagar • Chapter Iii • The Road To Leh • Chapter Iv • The Last Preparations • Chapter V • The Start For Tibet • Chapter Vi • To The Edge Of The Tibetan Tableland • Chapter Vii • Over The Crest Of The Karakorum • Chapter Viii • To Lake Lighten • Chapter Ix • On The Lake In A Storm • Chapter X • Death In The Jaws Of Wolves-Or Shipwreck • Chapter Xi • Great Losses • Chapter Xii • In Unknown Country • Chapter Xiii • Unfortunate Days • Chapter Xiv • In The Land Of The Wild Yak • Chapter Xv • The First Nomads • Chapter Xvi • Our Fortunes On The Way To The Bogtsang-Tsangpo • Chapter Xvii • Cristmas In The Wilds • Chapter Xviii • Ten Days On The Ice Of Ngangtse-Tso • Chapter Xix • Driven Back • Chapter Xx • Onwards Trhough The Forbidden Land • Chapter Xxi • Over The Trans-Himalaya • Chapter Xxii • To The Bank Of The Brahmaputra • Chapter Xxiii • Down The Tsangpo By Boat-Entry Into Shigatse • Chapter Xxiv • The New Year Festival • Chapter Xxv • The Tashi Lama • Chapter Xxvi • The Graves Of The Pontiffs • Chapter Xxvii • Popular Amusements Of The Tibetans • Chapter Xxviii • Monks And Pilgrims • Chapter Xxix • Walks In Tashi-Lunpo-The Disposal Of The Dead • Chapter Xxx • Our Life In Shigatse • Chapter Xxxi • Political Complications • Chapter Xxxii • Tarting-Gompa And Tashi-Gembe • Chapter Xxxiii • The Raga-Tsangpo And The My-Chu • Chapter Xxxiv • To Linga Gompa •
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