Publisher : Release Date :2013-09-30 ISBN :9781939621061 Pages :120 pages Rating :4.6/5 (21 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Mustang by Nina Wegner:
Download or read book Mustang written by Nina Wegner and published by . This book was released on 2013-09-30 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Hidden in the rain shadow of the Himalaya in one of the most remote corners of Nepal lies Mustang, or the former Kingdom of Lo. Hemmed in by the world’s highest mountain range to the south and an occupied and shuttered Tibet to the north, this tiny Tibetan kingdom has remained virtually unchanged since the 15th century. Today, Mustang is arguably the best-preserved example of traditional Tibetan life left in the world. Mustang, though, is poised for a change. A new highway will connect the region to Kathmandu and China for the first time, ushering in a new age of modernity and changing Mustang’s desert-mountain villages forever. Given special access to the restriced area, Taylor Weidman and Nina Wegner traveled through the kindgom documenting its lives and landscapes and creating an enduring record of the Loba heritage. In-depth research and interviews complement a striking visual record of the traditions of Mustang, even as it begins to cope with the forces of modernization that will dictate its future. The Vanishing Cultures Project partners with rapidly changing traditional and indigenous cultures to safeguard cultural values and practices, collaborating to document lifestyles and traditions, compile an open digital archive, educate the public about global diversity, and fund indigenous cultural initiatives. To find out more, please visit www.vcproject.org.
Publisher : Release Date :1967 ISBN : Pages :354 pages Rating :4.F/5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Mustang, the Forbidden Kingdom by Michel Peissel:
Download or read book Mustang, the Forbidden Kingdom written by Michel Peissel and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Recounts a French explorer's visit to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang in 1964.
Publisher :Macmillan Release Date :2002 ISBN :9780312309534 Pages :226 pages Rating :4.3/5 (95 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Tibet by Michel Peissel:
Download or read book Tibet written by Michel Peissel and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2002 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Examines the spiritual aspects of Tibetan life, the country's history, and such topics as the Chinese takeover, the region's unique natural life, and the persistence of Tibetan culture in Bhutan, Ladakh, and other neighboring areas.
Publisher :Bradt Travel Guides Release Date :2008 ISBN :9781841622040 Pages :252 pages Rating :4.6/5 (22 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Shangri-La by Michael Buckley:
Download or read book Shangri-La written by Michael Buckley and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2008 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.
Publisher : Release Date :2001 ISBN : Pages :412 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Results of the Nepal German Project on High Mountain Archaeology: Southern Mustang in some documents : community life and regulations (1868-1957 A.D.) by :
Download or read book Results of the Nepal German Project on High Mountain Archaeology: Southern Mustang in some documents : community life and regulations (1868-1957 A.D.) written by and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Release Date :2023-02-01 ISBN : Pages :83 pages Rating :4./5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Tibet Journal Vol. XLVII, No. 2,Autumn-Winter 2022 by LTWA:
Download or read book The Tibet Journal Vol. XLVII, No. 2,Autumn-Winter 2022 written by LTWA and published by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. This book was released on 2023-02-01 with total page 83 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The library’s Tibet Journal, a scholarly quarterly journal in English, first appeared in 1975. It features articles on Tibetan history, art, philosophy, literature and language, and includes book reviews. Special editions have been dedicated to single topics such as the Tibetan government and court systems, the Muslim community and the visual arts. The journal also publishes articles related to Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and the Trans-Himalayan regions which have geographical and cultural affinities to Tibet.
Publisher :Lonely Planet Release Date :2016-01-01 ISBN :1760340057 Pages :599 pages Rating :4.7/5 (63 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya by Lonely Planet:
Download or read book Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 599 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!
Publisher :Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Release Date :2016-06-07 ISBN :0802190227 Pages :480 pages Rating :4.8/5 (21 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Kingdoms in the Air by Bob Shacochis:
Download or read book Kingdoms in the Air written by Bob Shacochis and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This “exuberant travel and cultural anthology” by the National Book Award–winning author “brings each setting to life with a perceptive eye” (Booklist, starred review). Best known for his sweeping political novels, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, Bob Shacochis began his career as a journalist and contributing editor for Outside magazine and Harper’s. Kingdoms in the Air brings together the very best of Shacochis’s culture and travel essays in a collection that spans his global adventures and passions; from Kathmandu to Mozambique, from his love of surfing to his obsession with the South American dorado. In the titular essay “Kingdoms,” the longest work in the collection, Shacochis ventures to Nepal with his friend, the photographer Thomas Laird, who was the first foreigner to live in Nepal’s Kingdom of Mustang as the forbidden Shangri-La prepared to open its borders to trekkers and trade. Replete with Shacochis’s swagger, humor, and wisdom, Kingdoms in the Air is an essential collection of travel writing by an author who “has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured” (Washington Post).
Publisher : Release Date :2002 ISBN : Pages :320 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The CIA's Secret War in Tibet by Kenneth J. Conboy:
Download or read book The CIA's Secret War in Tibet written by Kenneth J. Conboy and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Reveals the American CIA's role in the Tibetan revolt against China, identifying training camps and clandestine operations while chronicling such secret missions as the Dalai Lama's passage to India, in a volume that presents details about covert activities from the perspectives of officials, guerrillas, agents, and many others.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2012-08-20 ISBN :1849083975 Pages :66 pages Rating :4.8/5 (49 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas by Peter Harrison:
Download or read book Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas written by Peter Harrison and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century.
Publisher :Jörg Heimbel Release Date :2017 ISBN :9937028493 Pages :708 pages Rating :4.9/5 (37 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Vajradhara in Human Form: The Life and Times of Ngor chen Kun dga' bzang po by Jörg Heimbel:
Download or read book Vajradhara in Human Form: The Life and Times of Ngor chen Kun dga' bzang po written by Jörg Heimbel and published by Jörg Heimbel. This book was released on 2017 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2020-11-16 ISBN :900444372X Pages :332 pages Rating :4.0/5 (44 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Mardzong Manuscripts by Agnieszka Helman-Ważny:
Download or read book The Mardzong Manuscripts written by Agnieszka Helman-Ważny and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-11-16 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In The Mardzong Manuscripts Agnieszka Helman-Ważny and Charles Ramble recount the discovery of a cache of Bön and Buddhist manuscripts, some over seven centuries old, in the remote Mardzong caves in Mustang, Nepal, and subsequent research on the collection.
Publisher :Amsterdam University Press Release Date :2020-09-25 ISBN :9048550149 Pages :295 pages Rating :4.0/5 (485 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Shaligram Pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas by Holly Walters:
Download or read book Shaligram Pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas written by Holly Walters and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: For roughly two thousand years, the veneration of sacred fossil ammonites, called Shaligrams has been an important part of Hindu and Buddhist ritual practice throughout South Asia and among the global Diaspora. Originating from a single remote region of Himalayan Nepal, called Mustang, Shaligrams are all at once fossils, divine beings, and intimate kin with families and worshippers. Through their lives, movements, and materiality, Shaligrams then reveal fascinating new dimensions of religious practice, pilgrimage, and politics. But as social, environmental, and national conflicts in the politically-contentious region of Mustang continue to escalate, the geologic, mythic, and religious movements of Shaligrams have come to act as parallels to the mobility of people through both space and time. Shaligram mobility therefore traverses through multiple social worlds, multiple religions, and multiple nations revealing Shaligram practitioners as a distinct, alternative, community struggling for a place in a world on the edge.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2022-05-01 ISBN :0197654207 Pages : pages Rating :4.1/5 (976 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review All Roads Lead North by Amish Raj Mulmi:
Download or read book All Roads Lead North written by Amish Raj Mulmi and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: During the June 2020 territorial dispute over Kalapani, India blamed tensions on a newly assertive Nepal's deepening relations with China. But beyond the accusations and grandstanding, this reflects a new reality: the power equations in South Asia have been redrawn, to make space for China. Nepal did not turn northwards overnight. Its ties with China have deep historical roots built on Buddhism, dating to the early first millennium. While India's unofficial 2015 blockade provided momentum to the rift with Delhi, Nepal has long wanted deeper ties with Beijing, to counteract India's oppressive intimacy. With China's growing South Asian and global ambitions, Nepal now has a new primary bilateral partner-and Nepalis are forging a path towards modernity with its help, both in the remote borderlands and in the cities. All Roads Lead North offers a long view of Nepal's foreign relations, today underpinned by China's world-power status. Sharing never- before-told stories about Tibetan guerrilla fighters, failed coup leaders and trans- Himalayan traders, Nepal analyst Amish Raj Mulmi examines the histories binding mountain communities together across the Sino-Nepali border. Part history, part journalistic account, Mulmi's is a complex, compelling and rigorously researched study of a small country caught between two neighbourhood giants.
Publisher :Henry Holt and Company Release Date :2015-04-21 ISBN :1627795685 Pages :252 pages Rating :4.6/5 (277 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Last Barbarians by Michel Peissel:
Download or read book The Last Barbarians written by Michel Peissel and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2015-04-21 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: More than thirty years ago, Michael Peisel's classic, Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom, introduced the world to a region more isolated than the deepest Amazon. Against the odds--and in the tradition of the nineteenth-century explorers of whom he is a direct descendant--Peissel has combed Tibet for forty years and has come to know one of the last nomadic peoples on earth to live with what he calls a "Stone Age memory." In 1994, seizing the rarest of opportunities to journey deep into occupied Tibet, he accomplished what scores of Western explorers had tried and failed to do for more than a hundred years: He found the source of the Mekong River in the ice-strewn fields on the "roof of the world." This immensely readable account tells how a small group of modern adventurers made history not once, but twice, in the course of a single year: by accurately charting the origins of one of Asia's most majestic and storied waterways and by finding a living fossil, the Riwoche horse, a species unknown to contemporary zoology that may prove to be a missing link in equine evolution. The book's stage is forbidden Tibet--with its tragic politics, its natural wonder, and its fiercely independent nomadic tubes, who are known to the chinese as "the last barbarians."