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Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, 3 Volumes
By: Sven Hedin Foreword By K. Vatsyayana

Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, 3 Volumes, Sven Hedin


 
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Author: Sven Hedin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 8121203406
Publication Date: 2002

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One of the most important works by the famous explorer providing an account of his expedition through Tibet from 1906-1908. On his third expedition, 1905-08, Hedin investigated the Central Persian desert basins, the western highlands of Tibet, and the Transhimalaya, which for some time afterward was called the Hedin Range. He visited the 9th Panchen Lama in the cloister city of Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, and was the first European to reach the Kailash region, the sacred Lake Manasarovar and the sacred Mount Kailash, the midpoint of the earth according to Buddhist and Hindu mythology. His most important accomplishment was the sources of the Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers. "Traversing the Chang-tang in Tibet through Srinagar and Leh he reached to Shigatse. Thence he went back to Lake Mana sarowar along the Tsangpo and descended the Indus, and then towards Leh and returned to Simla by the Sutlej route" (Kakushi) Hedin was responsible for putting Tibet on the map, literally. His surveys and mapping expeditions helped to discover for the world the physical geography of the region.


Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, 3 Volumes, Sven Hedin Foreword By K. Vatsyayana, Gyan Publishing House, Hardcover, 2002, 448pp (vol 1)- 442pp (vol 2)- 450pp (vol 3), $125.00

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