A Literary Homage to Adventure, Meditation, and Life on the Roof of the World
By Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale
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    A Literary Homage to Adventure, Meditation, and Life on the Roof of the World

  • Shambhala Publications
    ISBN: 9780834841536

    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.

    Contributors include:
    Amitav Ghosh
    Mark Twain
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Peter Matthiessen
    Edmund Hillary
    Aleister Crowley
    Andrew Harvey
    Vicki Mackenzie
    Sarat Chandra Das
    H. A. Giles (trans.)
    Sven Hedin
    Frank S. Smythe
    Anil Yadav
    Arundhathi Subramaniam
    Dharamvir Bharati
    Swami Vivekananda
    Rahul Sankrityayan
    Francis Younghusband
    Ruskin Bond
    Jemima Diki Sherpa
    Kirin Narayan
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Abdul Wahid Radhu
    Jim Corbett
    Bill Aitken
    Hridayesh Joshi
    Dom Moraes
    Manjushree Thapa

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