A Mountain In Tibet: The Search For Mount Kailas And The Sources Of The Great Rivers Of Asia

A Mountain In Tibet: The Search For Mount Kailas And The Sources Of The Great Rivers Of Asia By Charles Allen, A Mountain In Tibet The Search For Mount Kailas And The Sources Of The Great Rivers Of Asia The story of Charles Allen s search for the legendary mountain at the centre of the world culminating in his discovery of the West Tibetan mountain Kailas
  • Title: A Mountain In Tibet: The Search For Mount Kailas And The Sources Of The Great Rivers Of Asia
  • Author: Charles Allen
  • ISBN: 9780349104966
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Mountain In Tibet: The Search For Mount Kailas And The Sources Of The Great Rivers Of Asia By Charles Allen, The story of Charles Allen s search for the legendary mountain at the centre of the world culminating in his discovery of the West Tibetan mountain, Kailas.
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    1. Charles Allen

      Charles Allen born 1940 is a British writer and historian He was born in India, where several generations of his family served under the British Raj His work focuses on India and South Asia in general Allen s most notable work is Kipling Sahib, a biography of Rudyard Kipling His most recent work, Ashoka the Search for India s Lost Emperor, was published in February 2012.Selected works1975 Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Twentieth Century.1977 RAJ A Scrapbook of British India 1877 1947.1979 Tales from the Dark Continent Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century.1982 A Mountain in Tibet The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India.1983 Tales from the South China Seas Images of the British in South East Asia in the Twentieth Century.1984 Lives of the Indian Princes, with co author Sharada Dwivedi.1987 Kipling s Kingdom His Best Indian Stories.1986 A Glimpse of the Burning Plain Leaves from the Journals of Charlotte Canning.1988 A Soldier of the Company Life of an Indian Ensign 1833 43.1989 Architecture of the British Empire, Ed R Fermor Hesketh.1990 The Savage Wars of Peace Soldiers Voices 1945 1989.1991 Thunder and Lightning the RAF in the Gulf War.1999 The Search for Shangri La a Journey into Tibetan History.2000 India Through the Lens Photography 1840 1911, Ed Vidya Dehejia.2000 Soldier Sahibs the Men who Made the North West Frontier.2002 The Buddha and the Sahibs the Men who Discovered India s Lost Religion.2004 Duel in the Snows the True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa.2005 Maharajas Resonance from the Past.2006 God s Terrorists the Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad.2007 Kipling Sahib India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling.2008 The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer an Archaeological Scandal.2011 The Taj at Apollo Bunder the History of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai , with co author Sharada Dwivedi.2012 Ashoka the Search for India s Lost Emperor.

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    1. A nice narrative of Tibet and its history with the focus being discovering the route to kailas and finding the origins of four major rivers of north india Mostly by Europeans and people of east india company Its an account of self achievement of several explorers An extensive read with lots of details Could have covered on the culture of Tibet per se But overall a satisfying read You will appreciate how difficult it was in the older times to navigate or chalk out a route unknown to others The j [...]


    2. The history of the western exploration British, mostly of Tibet, with an emphasis on their tracing the sources of the four mighty rivers in that region Ganga, Indus, Sutlej and Tsangpo Brahmaputra, wrapped up in a concise and readable narrative of about 300 pages Since some of these rivers originate or were traditioanlly thought to originate in and around the Kailash Manasarovar region, Allen begins by providing context in the form of a summary of Hindu and Tibetan mythology about the holy mount [...]


    3. It took quite a long time to finish this book It s not that the book is that slow or unworthy reading rather on the contrary it s a good account of the explorations in the forbidden country of Tibet, separated from the outer world by high snow clad mountains, deserts, arid lands and mighty rivers flowing through steep gorges and the high Himalayas Starting from the early expeditions in Tibet in early 18th century by Jesuit Missionaries the book chronicles different journeys, the explorations and [...]


    4. Really could have done with a few maps frequent references to places which were not on the maps in the book Perhaps I should have read it with The Times Atlas or Google Maps but that rather defeats the object of chilling with a good book.


    5. NICE BOOKITS A BOOK TO BE TASTEDFOR ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TIBET AND THE ROLE THAT GEOGRAPHY PLAYED IN SHAPING EARLY IMPERIALISM


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