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An explorer's adventures in Tibet By Arnold Henry Savage Landor,

  • Title: An explorer's adventures in Tibet
  • Author: Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
    An explorer s adventures in Tibet This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

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    1. My wife scours the used bookstores for exotic journey books, to keep me in supply They can be a great source of ideas for fiction, and they reveal many forgotten details of strange lands, while revealing the assumptions and prejudices of the narrators, as well.This book seems to be the popularization of Landor s bigger In the Forbidden Land, which came out in 1898, one year after Landor s incursion into Tibet This volume came out in 1910 Looking on Project Gutenberg, I see that the earlier versi [...]

    2. Landor writes about his exploration in Tibet during a time when foreign travelers into this land was prohibited I found him to be arrogant and disrespectful He s lucky he lived through the experience to write about it But, what did he really accomplish by forcing himself on a people and a land where he was unwanted

    3. This was written in the late 1800s, when it was illegal to enter Tibet and not many people had been there although it s still difficult to visit now and very sadly much of the culture has been destroyed.The author tends to be a bit pompous and full of himself and a bit disrespectful towards the then quite alien culture racist, sexist as many writers and people of that time seemed to be.I got a good impression of how brutal the weather and landscape in Tibet could be I also learnt about some of t [...]

    4. This book is a short version of the previously published In the Forbidden Land Basically it is a summarized description of Landor s attempt to reach for the forbidden city at the time of Lhassa.During the way, Landor was betrayed by some of his coolies, some of them progressively leaving the party as the journey became tougher thru the Himalayan range Eventually Landor is left with only his two most loyal coolies, Mansing and Chanden Sing The threesome would eventually get caught at a Tibetan se [...]

    5. In 1897 Henry Savage Landor set off to explore Tibet At this time in it s history Tibet was totally isolated, deeply superstitious, and hostile of anyone beyond their immediate borders, though they did have trade with India and Nepal and a few others It was also a feudal society, with different areas run by different lords and or monasteries who were often at war with each other This story of Landor s trails and tribulations while trying to penetrate to Lhasa are fascinating as well as horrifyin [...]

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