eBook The Search for Shangri-La: A Journey Into Tibetan History download
by Charles Allen
Author: Charles Allen
Publisher: Abacus (June 1, 1999)
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He also locates the lost kingdom of Shang-shung and, in doing so, the original Shangri-La itself: in a remarkable gorge beyond the Himalayas, full of extraordinary ruins.
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Find sources: "Charles Allen" writer – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London. His British parents were both born in India and his numerous works focus on the British Raj. Contents. Vidya Dehejia.
of Tibetan history than one often finds in Buddhist-authored books on the subject. The author combined known Near Eastern/Asian ancient and medieval history with personal observations of the land and its archaeology to arrive at some very interesting conclusions about (1) the pre-Buddhist religious history and cultures of Tibet, and (2) the development of Buddhism in this milieu. The frequent transitions in writing style
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 cm. Originally published. Originally published: London : Little Brown and C. 1999. Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 cm.
The story of Shangri-La itself is a modern one, told by the English novelist James .
The story of Shangri-La itself is a modern one, told by the English novelist James Hilton in his novel Lost Horizon (1933). Set in the troubled years before World War Two, the book tells of a community in a lamasery (a monastery for Tibetan lamas), in the lost Tibetan valley of Shangri-La, cut off from the world and from time. And when the novel was turned into a Hollywood movie by Frank Capra, it was an instant success. Lost Horizon was a tale for its times.
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Author: ALLEN, CHARLES. Price: US$ 2. 0 Seller: Books on the Orient - Book number: 007810. A Journey Into Tibetan History. Description: London: 1999, (8), 305 p. a few illus. In Dj. Keywords: Tibet.
Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London. His British parents were both born in India and his prolific works focus on the British Raj. YouTube Encyclopedic.