A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas
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A sweeping biography of the Himalayas by the acclaimed author of Angry White Pyjamas.
Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. They are a central hub of the world’s religion, as well as a climber’s challenge and a traveler’s dream.
In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger, author of Red Nile and Angry White Pyjamas, unravels some of these seemingly disparate journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a winding path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.
Praise For White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas…
A sprawling, panoramic chronicle of history and adventure. A colorful, entertaining journey with a voluble guide.
Robert Twigger, a British poet and adventurer, explores the Himalayas from all angles—spiritual, geologic, political, and historical. The result is a sprawling 480-page exposition of the world’s greatest mountain range.
On a quest to understand the geographic and cultural significance of the Himalayas, British author and adventurer Twigger weaves the stories of mountaineers and mystics, Buddhists and biologists, with an account of his own trek across the legendary mountain range.
Pegasus Books, 9781681775357, 480pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017