Finding Shangri-la: Visions Of Ladakh And Spiti

March 14, 2022|
Finding Shangri-la: Visions Of Ladakh And Spiti by Mahendra Singh
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Ancient adventurers have often spoken of a mystical land of perfect harmony and eternal bliss nestled in the forbidding remoteness of the Tibetan Plateau – the legendary Shangri La. No one has managed to pinpoint its exact location on a map. In the local belief system, Shangri La may well not be a place at all but rather the mental state of a pure and exalted body, speech and mind. Fascinated by this concept, the photographer and author Mahendra Singh set out on his quest. Most of it currently occupied by China, the Tibetan Plateau has been significantly distorted over time under state pressure. Therefore, the author traveled through some of the last surviving remnants of authentic Tibetan life found in the valleys of Ladakh and Spiti; often and justifiably referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. He traveled through remote valleys, ventured across stark landscapes and visited the improbable green oases of human habitation, culture and religion, to bring together this comprehensive portrait of the region through his vivid photographs and meticulously researched text. This book aims to take the readers on a journey of discovery and reflection, and hopefully, a little further along the path to finding their own Shangri La.

As an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, Mahendra Singh has served in various capacities in the Income Tax Department all over the country. Despite the hectic schedule of his official responsibilities, for more than three decades, he managed to carve time out to pursue his private passion for wildlife and travel photography simulta...
Title:Finding Shangri-la: Visions Of Ladakh And Spiti
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9.16 X 12.12 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.16 X 12.12 X 1.06 in
Published:March 14, 2022
Publisher:Roli Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9788195124879

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