Title:Mountain Bound: Writings from the Himalaya
Author:Lucia De Vries
Publisher:Vajra Books/ Vajra Publications
Remarks:B&W Illustrations and Bibliography.
Size:153 x 225 mm
No other part of the world appeals to the adventurous and spiritual heart as much as the Himalaya.
A large body of literature has been produced by visitors who adopted the Himalaya as their (temporary) home. Their accounts stole the hearts of those who longed for new discoveries or for a mystical, harmonious place, far removed from the industrialized world.
This book presents the 19th and 20th century’s most inspiring Himalayan visitors and their accounts.
These captivating stories from ‘the abode of snow’ provide an intimate insight into the hardships and delights faced by those who fell under the spell of the Himalaya.
Lucia de Vries (1964) is a Dutch journalist who has lived in Nepal since 1992. Fascinated with the image of Nataraj, Lord of the Dance, as a child, she first travelled to South Asia in 1988, and kept coming back to travel, write and meditate, until she finally moved to Nepal in the early 90s. Here she co-founded Face to Face and Haka Haki magazines, and together with friends established a publishing house for children’s books. Apart from reporting for Dutch newspapers and providing communication support, she helped establish animal welfare in Nepal.
De Vries is the (co)author of a number of books, including Nepal, ZoutZoet, and Magic Days.