ISBN 9789351363767,Tales from the Hills: Lahaul's Enduring Myths and Legends

Tales from the Hills: Lahaul's Enduring Myths and Legends



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Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351363767

ISBN-10 9351363767


Number of Pages 130 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

One of the most spectacular desert mountain ranges in the world, Lahaul has always been a popular destination for tourists. Dotted with beautiful monasteries and friendly lamas, its high mountainous valleys, pristine beauty and rugged landscape hide several ancient legends. However, apart from a sporadic tale or two told by the locals, very little is known about the rakshasas, joginis and fairies that are believed to have inhabited this region once upon a time. In Tales from the Hills, former chief election commissioner of India, Manohar Singh Gill, who has had a lifelong affair with this Himalayan wonderland, brings into printed form the most enduring myths and folklore from Lahaul and Spiti. Narrated with the gentle prodding voice of a seasoned traveller and featuring thirty of the most enchanting stories about characters such as the Mulkila Rakshasini, the Barsi Nullah Bhoot and the Chandrataal fairy, this first-ever anthology is an important repository of culture and ancient history that deserves to be celebrated and passed on to coming generations. The definitive collection of folk tales from the Himalayas.