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5-8 November

A Maverick Himalayan Way
A Maverick Himalayan Way
Walker, Mary Jane
Kiwi adventurer Mary Jane Walker had no particular intention of visiting the Himalayas, till one day some friends invited her on a cheap trekking trip. So began a deep engagement with the region and its peoples and a series of return trips. Mary Jane visits and treks Pakistan's north-west frontier, Kashmir, Dharamshala (the abode of the Dalai Lama), high Himalayan Nepal (the Annapurna, Manaslu and Everest regions), and Sikkim. She also explores central India, Pakistan's north-west frontier, Mumbai, Kerala and Kolkata, and takes a trip to the ecologically sensitive Chitwan region on the border of Nepal and India. She discusses the history and social conditions of the region's peoples including the consequences of the tragic 2015 Nepal earthquake, and makes many surprising discoveries: such as the fact that ancient coins minted in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) once bore the image of the Buddha--and, even more remarkably, his name in Greek letters!
Second hand Trade Paperback