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1st Edition

Buddhists and Glaciers of Western Tibet

ISBN 9781138334618
Published March 9, 2020 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1933, reproduces the diary of the 1930 explorations by the great Italian traveller, Giotto Dainelli. In it he records his experiences as he travels the little-explored (by Westerners) region of Western Tibet, and the result is a detailed snapshot of Tibetan life, cultures and customs of the time.

Table of Contents

1. In the Footsteps of Previous Italian Explorers  2. In Kashmir  3. Crossing the Zoji-La  4. Across Purig  5. Into the Buddhist Country  6. From One Gompa to Another  7. Amongst the Tibetans  8. Arrival at Leh, the Capital  9. My Duties at Leh  10. Crossing the Diggher-La (17,890 feet) Towards the Shyok Valley  11. Up the Nubra Valley  12. We Reach the Great Siachen Glacier at Last  13. Mechanism of the March on the Glacier  14. On the March Towards the Base Camp on the Siachen Glacier  15. Arrival at the Oasis of Teram Sher  16. Life in an Oasis Amongst the Ice  17. Occupations, Surprises and Anxieties of Life on the Siachen Glacier  18. We Leave the Siachen in a Storm  19. The New Crossing of the ‘Italia’ Pass (20,000 feet), and Leaving the Glaciers  20. The Caravan-Road of Death  21. From the Nubra Valley to Leh by the Khardung-La  22. A Halt at Leh  23. Ladakhi Life  24. Houses, Palaces, Monasteries  25. Farewell to Ladakh  26. The Life of the Nomads  27. The Return to India

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