Hugh & Colleen Gantzer (Authors)
Title Intriguing India: The Alluring North
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Niyogi Books
8192091279 / 9788192091273
Seller ID 106614
What is the origin of the fear that a monster lies beneath the surface of the high, blue, lake of Pangong Tso? Who was the Englishman who carved out his own kingdom in the Himalayas? What gourmet dish was created by a ruler to feed his famished subjects? What is the epic tale of the white shrine where the weapons of a martial saint are revered?This is not a travelogue, or a guide book, or even a retelling of ancient folklore. It is a little bit of all three. It is a conversation with two well informed people who have travelled, and questioned, and analysed. They are convinced that every legend, every custom has grown out of a hard core of fact, a historical event whose impact was so great that it was branded into the racial memory of the community. It then became encased in multiple layers of myth.Printed Pages: 172 with 105 colour photographs.
Intriguing India: The Alluring North Hugh & Colleen Gantzer (Authors)