ISBN 9788174361738,Himalayan Mysteries

Himalayan Mysteries


Saili Ganesh


Roli Books



Roli Books

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788174361738

ISBN-10 8174361731

Hard Back

Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Reference Work

Myth, magic and mountains merge in the mighty Himalaya. For nearly 2,500 kilometres, a wondrous terrain unfolds: a shaman dances in the frenzy of possession while a five-year-old Buddhist reincarnate plays with his sword; skulls lurk beneath a frozen lake while strange footprints come to sight amid the snows; a young virgin becomes a goddess even as another unites with her in death; a monastery hangs precariously to edges of sheer rock, but a flower used for worship and healing peeps out boldly. And, always, there are the gods, the demons and at least one respectable ghost for company. Himalayan Mysteries journeys from the foothills of the Indian Himalaya to the grand mountains of Nepal, and on to secluded valleys and remote recesses in Bhutan and Tibet, exploring the silent heart of mystery. Packed with rewarding photographs and adventurous tales of tragedy and triumph, of fable and fantasy, faith and folklore, Himalayan Mysteries makes that heart beat. About the Author Thomas L. Kelly came to Nepal, his chosen country of residence, in 1978, as a Peace Corps volunteer. A professional photographer, he has contributed to and researched several books, and his work has appeared in leading publications. He lives in Kathmandu.