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The Himalayas are the hidden treasures so are the books that are written with this theme. There is plethora of books about the mighty Himalayas and these books cover wide range of topics from architecture to spirituality, from travel to sports. The books help the reader in understanding, in simple language, the various aspects and issues of the region that otherwise go unnoticed and these can be enjoyed by everyone irrespective of her/his age. The information contained in the books provides an overview that is important from the development point of view.
Title: DMS-HIMALAYA - (Disaster Management System – Himalaya)
Author: Gargi Banerji, Sejuti Basu, Dr. Mary Ipe
Year of Publication: Aug 26, 2014
Publisher: PRAGYA, 83, Sector-44 Institutional Area, Gurgaon 122003, India.
Language: English
In June 2013, high-intensity rain and cloudbursts in the Indian State of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas triggered a series of hydrologic and geologic disasters, including glacial lake outbursts, landslides and flash floods, affecting more than 2,036,000 people and leading to one of the worst catastrophes of the decade. One year on, as the country still grapples with the calamitous event and its aftermath, in DMS-Himalaya, Banerji, Ipe and Basu through first-hand observations, vividly recapture the cascading combination disaster that occurred and the event trajectory. The book also examines the response process to the disaster, what worked and what did not. The learnings, from pre-event stages to post-event response, are drawn out with consideration of the complex interlinked issues related to disaster response in remote locations with fragile ecologies, and have been woven into a fortified disaster management system for the Himalayas.

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Title: Dark Road Top Darjeeling
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Year of Publication: October 2010
Publisher: Mira Book
Language: English
 This novel is set up in the exotic foothills of Himalayas and the marks the beginning of an arch villain. This novel is expected to be the finest works of Deanna Raybourn. It is one of the most awaited books of this year. Some anticipate it to be similar to the very famous novel twilight.
Title: A Beginner's Guide to Dying in India
Author: Josh Donellan
Year of Publication: 2010
Publisher: Interactive Publications
Language: English
 This book is a spiritual journey across the continents. Beginning in Australia and moving toward the snowy mountains of Northern India, this novel is light hearted and crosses extra ordinary terrains with humor and wit. It rekindles the beauty and freshness of the Himalayan regions.  
Title: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
Author: Maurice Isserman, Stewart Weaver
Year of Publication: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2010 - Sports & Recreation
Language: English
 The famous chronicle of Sir Edmund Hillary and his teammate Tenzing Norgay is known to all but many do not know about the story of others who have come to test their skills and courage against the giant of the north.  This book gives an account of all the significant climbs since 1890.
Title: Buddhist Architecture
Author: Le Huu Phuoc
Year of Publication: 2010
Publisher: Grafikol, 2010
Language: English
 This book methodically examines the genesis of Buddhist architecture in Asia. It lays a special emphasis on the architecture during the third century-twelfth century. The author examines the impact of Buddhist architecture upon the Islamic, Christian, and Hindu architecture.