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White mountain : real and imagined journeys in the Himalayas / Robert Twigger.

Author:
Twigger, Robert, 1964- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
The Himalayas beckon and we go. Some to make real journeys and others to make imaginary ones. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger unravels some of these real and invented journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a meandering path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-445) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780297608714 (hardback)
  • 0297608711 (hardback)
  • 9781474604369 (trade paperback)
  • 1474604366 (trade paperback)
  • (ebook)
OCLC:
961193284
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