Title:Lost World Tibet
Author:Amaury De Riencourt
Publisher:Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Glossary and Index.
Size:144 x 222 mm
This book is a travelogue describing the journey of author through Tibet in 1947 as one of the very last Europeans permitted to enter the then forbidden city of Lhasa before the Chinese invasion. He has captured with luminous clarity and precision the essence of this unique culture, isolated by forbidding mountain ranges and unchanged for centuries. His detailed account of the way of life, strange customs, opulence of ceremonies and the dress of officials and nobility, which surpassed the Indian Maharajas, the splendour of monasteries and their treasures, the religious mysticism and historical background, the harshness and breathtaking beauty of nature creates the last vivid vision of this lost world.