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Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.3: Book by Sven Hedin Foreword By K. Vatsyayana

Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.3

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ISBN: 9788121203432    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 425        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 3: PREFACE • CHAPTER I • FROM THE SOURCE OF THE INDUS THROUGH UNKNOWN COUNTRY • CHAPTER II • THE NOMADS OF YUMBA-MATSEN • CHAPTER III • OVER THE INDUS AGAIN • CHAPTER IV • OVER THE TRANS-HIMALAYA TO GARTOK • CHAPTER V • TO THE CONFLUENCE OF THE INDUS ARMS • CHAPTER VI • IN DARK, DANK CLOISTER WALLS • CHAPTER VII • THE LAST DAYS ON THE INDUS • CHAPTER VIII • IN LADAK FOR THE LAST TIME • CHAPTER IX • THE SELIPUK MONASTERY • CHAPTER X • THE MODELS OF KYANGYANG • CHAPTER XI • OVER THE TRANS-HIMALAYA FOR THE LAST TIME • CHAPTER XII • THE TRANS-HIMALAYA IN ANCIENT TIMES AND THE MIDDLE AGES-THE CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES • CHAPTER XIII • THE JESUITS-D'ANVILLE-THE FIRST ENGLISHMEN-RITTER HUMBOLDT, AND HUC • CHAPTER XIV • THE TRANS-HIMALAYA FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY UP TO THE PRESENT • CHAPTER XV • A CRITICAL SITUATION • CHAPTER XVI • TO THE CONVENT OF "ST.SOW" • CHAPTER XVII • MANASROWAR IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES • CHAPTER XVIII • THE FIRST ENGLISHMEN AT THE HOLY LAKE • CHAPTER XIX • THE LATEST REPORTS • CHAPTER XX • A DIZZY PASSAGE OF THE SUTLEJ • CHAPTER XXI • THE RAVINES OF THE SUTLEJ • CHAPTER XXII • A PICTURESQUE MONASTERY • CHAPTER XXIII • IN THE SANCTUARY OF THE MANGNANG MONASTERY • CHAPTER XXIV • HIS EXCELLENCY THE CHURL • CHAPTER XXV • THE FIRST JESUIT IN TIBET • CHAPTER XXVI • LAMAISM AND CATHOLICISM • CHAPTER XXVII • IN THE ABYRINTH OF TRIBUTARIES • CHAPTER XXVIII • THE DEVIL'S CAULDRON OF THE NGARI-TSANGPO • CHAPTER XXIX • DOWN TO THE SUTLEJ • CHAPTER XXX • FAREWELL TO TIBET • CHAPTER XXXI • BETWEEN SKY AND WATER • CHAPTER XXXII • A LEARNED LAMA FROM HUNGARV • CHAPTER XXXIII • MY AMAZONIAN ESCORT • CHAPTER XXXIV • THE LAST • INDEX.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 3: Preface • Chapter I • From The Source Of The Indus Through Unknown Country • Chapter Ii • The Nomads Of Yumba-Matsen • Chapter Iii • Over The Indus Again • Chapter Iv • Over The Trans-Himalaya To Gartok • Chapter V • To The Confluence Of The Indus Arms • Chapter Vi • In Dark, Dank Cloister Walls • Chapter Vii • The Last Days On The Indus • Chapter Viii • In Ladak For The Last Time • Chapter Ix • The Selipuk Monastery • Chapter X • The Models Of Kyangyang • Chapter Xi • Over The Trans-Himalaya For The Last Time • Chapter Xii • The Trans-Himalaya In Ancient Times And The Middle Ages-The Catholic Missionaries • Chapter Xiii • The Jesuits-D'Anville-The First Englishmen-Ritter Humboldt, And Huc • Chapter Xiv • The Trans-Himalaya From The Middle Of The Nineteenth Century Up To The Present • Chapter Xv • A Critical Situation • Chapter Xvi • To The Convent Of "St.Sow" • Chapter Xvii • Manasrowar In Ancient And Modern Times • Chapter Xviii • The First Englishmen At The Holy Lake • Chapter Xix • The Latest Reports • Chapter Xx • A Dizzy Passage Of The Sutlej • Chapter Xxi • The Ravines Of The Sutlej • Chapter Xxii • A Picturesque Monastery • Chapter Xxiii • In The Sanctuary Of The Mangnang Monastery • Chapter Xxiv • His Excellency The Churl • Chapter Xxv • The First Jesuit In Tibet • Chapter Xxvi • Lamaism And Catholicism • Chapter Xxvii • In The Abyrinth Of Tributaries • Chapter Xxviii • The Devil'S Cauldron Of The Ngari-Tsangpo • Chapter Xxix • Down To The Sutlej • Chapter Xxx • Farewell To Tibet • Chapter Xxxi • Between Sky And Water • Chapter Xxxii • A Learned Lama From Hungarv • Chapter Xxxiii • My Amazonian Escort • Chapter Xxxiv • The Last • Index.
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