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Indian Tibet Tibetan India
The Cultural Legacy of the Western Himalayas
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 280 x 241mm
All colour; 365 colour photographs and 1 map; 244 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098937 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-93-4

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Inspired by the first cultural expedition into the Western Himalayas by August Hermann Francke in 1909 which resulted in the region's denomination as Indian Tibet, the author has travelled for years in the long inaccessible Indo-Tibetan border regions after they were opened to the public in the beginning of the 1990s. In secluded and remote high-altitude-valleys of breath-taking grandeur he documented some of the last refuges of Tibetan and early Indian culture and photographed people and the unique testimonies of their art, religion and architecture. With the aid of rare archival and contemporary textual and visual materials, many seen here for the first time ever, the author draws a comprehensive picture of the fascinating history of the exploration of the present Indian border region towards Tibet.

Peter Van Ham
Peter Van Ham

Peter van Ham has written several books on regions of the Himalayas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic and the Royal Geographical Societies, London.