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The Resource Himalaya : a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world, edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale

Himalaya : a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world, edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale

Label
Himalaya : a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world
Title
Himalaya
Title remainder
a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Intimate, exhilarating writings on adventure, meditation, and life in the captivating wildness of the Himalayan Mountains - with contributions from Amitav Ghosh, Mark Twain, Rabindranath Tagore, Peter Matthiessen, and more. For some, the Himalaya is a frontier against which people test themselves. Others find refuge and tranquility in the mountains, a place where they can seek their true selves, perhaps even God. Over millennia, the mountains have cradled civilization itself and nurtured teeming, irrepressible life. With over thirty essays, this exhilarating anthology offers a dazzling range of voices that reveal accounts of great ascents and descents-from reflecting on a deadly avalanche to searching for a snow leopard and enjoying the simple pleasure of riding a handcar down a railway track. These diverse writings bring to life the spirit of the Himalaya in an unparalleled panorama
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Himalaya : a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world, edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in India by Speaking Tiger Publishing in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adventures. The travels of Fa-hien / H. A. Giles (tr.) -- An emperor's sojourn / Jahangir -- Slipping into Tibet / Sarat Chandra Das -- Report of a route-survey ; Made by pundit [nain singh] from Nepal to Lhasa -- Between wolves and shipwreck / Sven Hedin -- The train to Darjeeling / Mark Twain -- The abominable snowman / Frank S. Smythe -- Mutiny on Kangchenjunga / Aleister Crowley -- The summit / Edmund Hillary -- To Namdapha and Tawang / Anil Yadav -- Meditations. Fragment from the Adi Purana / Jinasena -- Just a strand in Shiva's hair: face to face with the axis of the world / Arundhathi Subramaniam -- Himalaya on a pushcart / Dharamvir Bharati -- Travels in India as an unknown sannyasin / Swami Vivekananda -- The travels of Swami Haridas / Rahul Sankrityayan -- In search of the snow leopard / Peter Matthiessen -- Sunlight on Kinchinjunga / Francis Younghusband -- Ladakh sojourn -- A mountain retreat / Vicki Mackenzie -- Mountains in my blood / Ruskin Bond -- Life. A night in a garhwal village / Ruskin Bond -- Springs / Jemima Diki Sherpa -- White bearers: views of the Dhauladhar / Kirin Narayan -- Friends in prison / Jarwaharlal Nehru -- A vacation in Dalhousie / Rabindranth Tagore -- The Lopchak caravan to Lhasa / Abdul Wahid Radhu -- The view from Cheena / Jim Corbett -- Dev Bhumi / Bill Aitken -- They make a desolation and call it peace / Amitav Ghosh -- The wrath of Mandakini / Hridayesh Joshi -- Tibetans from Peking / Dom Moraes -- Gyaltsen has a video / Manjushree Thapa
Control code
on1038022901
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611805901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Himalaya : a literary homage to adventure, meditation, and life on the roof of the world, edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in India by Speaking Tiger Publishing in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adventures. The travels of Fa-hien / H. A. Giles (tr.) -- An emperor's sojourn / Jahangir -- Slipping into Tibet / Sarat Chandra Das -- Report of a route-survey ; Made by pundit [nain singh] from Nepal to Lhasa -- Between wolves and shipwreck / Sven Hedin -- The train to Darjeeling / Mark Twain -- The abominable snowman / Frank S. Smythe -- Mutiny on Kangchenjunga / Aleister Crowley -- The summit / Edmund Hillary -- To Namdapha and Tawang / Anil Yadav -- Meditations. Fragment from the Adi Purana / Jinasena -- Just a strand in Shiva's hair: face to face with the axis of the world / Arundhathi Subramaniam -- Himalaya on a pushcart / Dharamvir Bharati -- Travels in India as an unknown sannyasin / Swami Vivekananda -- The travels of Swami Haridas / Rahul Sankrityayan -- In search of the snow leopard / Peter Matthiessen -- Sunlight on Kinchinjunga / Francis Younghusband -- Ladakh sojourn -- A mountain retreat / Vicki Mackenzie -- Mountains in my blood / Ruskin Bond -- Life. A night in a garhwal village / Ruskin Bond -- Springs / Jemima Diki Sherpa -- White bearers: views of the Dhauladhar / Kirin Narayan -- Friends in prison / Jarwaharlal Nehru -- A vacation in Dalhousie / Rabindranth Tagore -- The Lopchak caravan to Lhasa / Abdul Wahid Radhu -- The view from Cheena / Jim Corbett -- Dev Bhumi / Bill Aitken -- They make a desolation and call it peace / Amitav Ghosh -- The wrath of Mandakini / Hridayesh Joshi -- Tibetans from Peking / Dom Moraes -- Gyaltsen has a video / Manjushree Thapa
Control code
on1038022901
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611805901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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