A Conquest of Tibet

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Title:A Conquest of Tibet


Author:Sven Hedin

Publisher:Book Faith India

Publish Year:1994

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Tibet | Trek/Travel/Travel account | Tibetan History | Tibetan Politics


Remarks:B&W Illustrations.


Size:162 x 248 mm


Price:USD 9.41

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  • The author presents here a fascinating story of adventure and exploration in the secret land of Tibet. It unfolds the tales of its serenity and virgin beauty that fuelled the myth of a Shangri la nestled within the worlds highest mountain ranges and characterized by a simple self sufficient life and glorious religious pageantry. In these pages, all levels of Tibetan society come to life, from lavishly dressed nobility to sheepskin clad nomads, from monks performing ritual dances to peasant ploughing with yaks. The work captures the forbidden land in its time of splendour, a fascinating look at a people who were once almost totally removed from the modern world. Through his engaging style the author lets us share the mystery, humour and inspiration as he offers an intimate view of Tibetan life, art, spiritual practices and sacred places.

    Sven Hedin

    Sven Anders Hedin,(19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från pol till pol (From Pole to Pole), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Constantinople (Istanbul), Caucasus, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of the Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia, and Japan.The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

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