Bells of Shangri-La: Scholars, Spies, Invaders in Tibet Paperback – 10 February 2019
Frequently bought together
About the Author
Parimal Bhattacharya is an associate professor in the Department of English, Maulana Azad College, Kolkata and a bilingual writer, most recently, of Dodopakhider Gaan (Ababhash, 2019) and No Path in Darjeeling Is Straight: Memories of a Hill Town (Speaking Tiger, 2017).
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
- Publisher : Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd (10 February 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 938832692X
- ISBN-13 : 978-9388326926
- Item Weight : 200 g
- Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Review this product
Top reviews from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Bhattacharya visits Tibet, juxtaposing the information from these books and documents with what he sees himself, a modern day Tibet that has fewer dangers and more hospitable people. Samrat Chandra Das, one such scholar came back to India with manuscripts and data he had personally collected, only to be neglected by the Britishers and kept in place through a book that is also his biography. Eric Bailey, another brave-heart and an officer of the East India company followed similar footsteps and were left in awe of the beauty that Tibet was, despite the hardships.
'Bells of Shangri-la' is a combination of such experiences through a prose that brings Tibet alive in our minds, tickling the wanderlust bone in our bodies.