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Title: Footloose In The Himalaya
Author: Bill Aitken
Year of Publication: 2003
Publisher: Permanent Black, India
Language: English
The book takes us away from regular trekking routes to encounter colonial dak bungalows and ruined temples, wild glades above the treeline carpeted with wild flowers. It captures the author’s journeys in the mountains from Arunachal to Kashmir, from the freezing heights of Zanskar and the Nanda Devi to the small towns of Mussoorie and Ranikhet in the Himalayas.
Title: Higher Than The Eagle Soars
Author: Stephen Venables
Year of Publication: 2007
Publisher: Random Century Group
Language: English
Winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Mountain Literature Prize 2007, the book is an autobiography of Stephen Venables. The book explores how and why he became a mountaineer, and describes a series of never-recorded adventures across four continents. The author revisits his dramatic climb without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest – ‘the ultimate endurance test’ as he puts it.
Title: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure
Author: Pratapaditya Pal, Oskar Von Hinuber, et al.
Year of Publication: 2003
Publisher: University Of California Press
Language: English
The book was written in the context of a landmark art exhibition of the finest artworks created between the sixth and 19th centuries in India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan Himalayas. Accompanied by rare images, the book brings out the spiritual thinking of those who braved the hardships of the arduous mountains to express their creative spirit.
Title: Homage to the Himalayas
Author: Olivier Follmi
Year of Publication: 2006
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Language: English
The author, once the official photographer of the Dalai Lama, captures the essence of the region and its people through his lenses - its high peaks, volatile climate, and spiritual serenity. Images of the Buddhist holy places are depicted along with portraits of the indigenous people of the Himalayas.
Title: Into The Untravelled Himalaya
Author: Harish Kapadia
Year of Publication: 2005
Publisher: Indus Publishing Company
Language: English
With development of roads and access deep into the Himalayan valleys, new horizons have opened up for the tourists, trekkers and mountaineers. The author explores the smaller valleys and peaks that were less frequented till now and their historical, geographical uniqueness.