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Kailash and Manasarovar
A Quest Beyond the Himalaya
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 229 x 229mm
196 photographs and 2 maps
 Travel

 1995 |  75 |  40

This pictorial book weaves together the different strands of faith and mythology associated with Kailash and Manas while underlining the enormous and multi-faceted influence which the region has wielded on lands and peoples near and far. It recounts the experience and observations of pilgrims and visitors over the centuries and some of the geographical controversies associated with the region. The text is accompanied with over two hundred photographs taken in the course of the author’s three visits in the span of twenty-one years.


Deb Mukharji
Deb Mukharji
Author

Deb Mukharji conducted the first group of Indian pilgrims to Kailash and Manasarovar across the Lipu Pass in September 1981, when Indian pilgrims returned after a gap of twenty years following an agreement between the governments of India and China. He revisited the region along the same route in 1993 and returned again in 2002, driving across the Tibetan plateau from Kathmandu. The author has been exploring the Himalaya for over five decades. The photographs taken by him have been published in numerous journals and have featured in exhibitions where their artistic quality has been critically acclaimed. He has written two books, one on Nepal and one on the Kailash- Manas region. Deb Mukharji was a member of the Indian Foreign Service and presently resides in Delhi.