ISBN 9788189497637,Ladakh : Collectors Edn. (slipcased)

Ladakh : Collectors Edn. (slipcased)


Timeless Books



Timeless Books

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788189497637

ISBN-10 8189497634

Hard Back

Number of Pages 175 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

At the very tip of northern Indian lives Ladakh. This primitive land of wind-swept plateaux and snow-scarred deserts is spread across the towering citadels of the Great Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. During the last fourteen years Purkayastha has journeyed endlessly through this wilderness, where time has ceased to march on. For, in this last bastion of ancient Tibetan culture, breathes a magical way of life in which little has changed through the centuries. And, it is this age-old tapestry that Purkayastha reverently reveals in his book Ladakh. Ladakh is a heart-stirring love story that lingers on long after the last page has been turned. Mystifying images woven together with mesmeric prose engulf you like sudden desert storms. They compel you to travel deep into the dark and often disturbing, depths of hidden emotions. Purkayastha's alluring words and powerful images, so passionately crafted, gently erase your sense of time and self and you become one with this pilgrim as he travels through this enchanted land. With the turning of each page you journey farther into Ladakh and soon discover yourself in a 'place where mortal words have no meaning'.