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By Abdul Wahid Radhu,His Holiness The Dalai Lama

ISBN-10: 9386582295

ISBN-13: 9789386582294

Born into an eminent service provider kinfolk in Ladakh in 1918, Khwaja Abdul Wahid Radhu, frequently defined as ‘the final caravaneer of Tibet and crucial Asia’, led an strange lifetime of experience, concept and enlightenment. His kinfolk, and later he, had the ancestral honour of top the biannual caravan which carried the Ladakhi kings’ tribute and homage to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government. Tibetan Caravans, his memoir, is an unprecedented narrative approximately trans-Himalayan trade—the riches, the politics and protocol, the tough but really good typical panorama, altitude disorder, snow storms, bandits and raiders, priests and infantrymen. The publication additionally includes infrequent and engaging information about the shut connections among Ladakh, Tibet and Kashmir, the centuries-old interaction among Buddhism and Islam within the area, the chinese language career of Tibet, and existence in Lhasa earlier than and after its takeover through China.

In this wealthy and insightful memoir, Abdul Wahid Radhu reminisces a couple of bygone period while borders have been fluid, and mutual admire shaped the foundation for exchange family members throughout cultures and other people. As his son, Siddiq Wahid, says in his introduction, Tibetan Caravans is an affidavit to the natural relationships among ‘societies who've realized the best way to pay attention one another out, argue, even do conflict and but stay hospitable to every other.’

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