A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet – Jane E. Duncan (1927)

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet – Jane E. Duncan (1927)

S$64.00

Title: A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

Author: Jane E. Duncan

Publisher: Collins’ Clear-Type Press. No date, inscription dated 1927.

Condition: Leatherette. Reading copy. Severely tanned pages. Spine slightly chipped. Gilt to top edge. Pocket size. 300pp.

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Description

From author’s preface:

So much attention has been attracted recently to Tibet in its military and political aspects that it is hoped that an account of what may be called the domestic details of the western portion of the country, as set forth in the following pages, will be of interest of the general reader. The charm and ease of travelling in Western Tibet, of which I have tried to give an impression, may encourage those who have leisure and opportunity to set out and experience it for themselves.

Contents:

  1. Preparations for the Journey
  2. Sind Valley and Zoji La
  3. Stony Tibet and Its Buddhists
  4. A Wedding
  5. Leh and Himis
  6. The Devil Dance at Himis Gompa
  7. A Tamasha at Himis
  8. The Chang La and the Pangkong Tso
  9. From Pangkong So Back to Leh
  10. Leh
  11. Some Correspondence
  12. Sport. Missionary Work
  13. Returning Down the Indus Valley
  14. The Fort of Balu-Mkhar, Khalatse
  15. Tibetan Music and Poetry
  16. Skirbichan and the Hanu Nullah
  17. Goma Hanu
  18. From Goma Hanu to Khapallu Over the Chorbat La
  19. Khapallu
  20. Life in Khapallu
  21. The Industries of Khapallu
  22. Harvest at Khapallu
  23. The Big Tamasha at Khapallu
  24. From Khapallu to Skardo
  25. Skardo and Shigar
  26. The Buddha Rock and Ancient Barrage at Sadpor
  27. The Tehsildar of Scardo
  28. Passes and Plains
  29. Down the Gilgit Road to the Vale of Kashmir