East of Lo Monthang : in the land of Mustang

by Matthiessen, Peter.

Format: Print Book 1995
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q DS495.8.M87 M37 1995
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
 
Call Number  q DS495.8.M87 M37 1995
 
 
Summary
"In its heyday (1400-1600), The Kingdom of Lo dominated the Kali Gandaki River trade between India and Tibet. By the 18th century Lo had lost control over this trade and had been incorporated into the modern Kingdom of Nepal. Isolated deep in the Himalaya, Lo's heriditary rajas retained most of their feudal powers and the area remained closed to the outside world until 1991. In the spring of 1992, author Peter Matthiessen and correspondent-photographer Thomas Laird traveled deep in the secret valley of Sao Kohla, tucked high in the northernmost reaches of the Himalaya. They were the first Westerners to venture there in thirty years." "Matthiessen's expansive narrative and Laird's poignant photographs reveal a place where mountains five miles high cast their shadows over the deepest canyon in the world; where 150-million-year-old fossils rise to the light of day at 13,000 feet; and where mountain nomads spend their lives herding their flocks across desolate slopes and through desert valleys, "utterly lost in the eternal earth and air"."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Returning after 20 years to Pokhara in central Nepal, where his award-winning Snow Leopard drew its fire, Matthiessen delivers another superb report from the land in the clouds. This time, he has collaborated with photographer Thomas Laird, which adds greatly to the effect of Matthiessen's prose--the clarity of the beautiful images equaling the clarity of the words. With detached compassion, Matthiessen puts into simple order the daily life of this politically and environmentally ravaged land, from the rituals of sheep herding and wheat harvesting to the constant demands placed on a local Buddhist priest. Most readers will find that the stunning photography only enhances the feeling of actually being there. --Raul Nino"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Matthiessen, Peter -- Travel -- Nepal -- Mustang.
Laird, Thomas -- Travel -- Nepal -- Mustang.
Mustang (Nepal : District) -- Description and travel.
Publisher Boston, Mass. :Shambhala Publications :1995
Distributed by Random House,
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Laird, Thomas.
Language English
Description 192 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
ISBN 1570621314 :
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