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In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey Into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release (Classic Reprint)
by:A. Henry Savage-Landor
PREFACE HASTILY written, and when the author was in broken health from wounds and tortures endured in the Forbidden Land, this book was not intended as a literary effort, but merely as an unvarnished record of a journey of exploration taken in Tibet in the year I 89 7. The following were the geographical results of the expedition: First. The discovery of...
PREFACE HASTILY written, and when the author was in broken health from wounds and tortures endured in the Forbidden Land, this book was not intended as a literary effort, but merely as an unvarnished record of a journey of exploration taken in Tibet in the year I 89 7. The following were the geographical results of the expedition: First. The discovery of the two principal sources of the Brahmaputra River, never before visited by white man. Second. Fixing the position of the highest. peaks of what has lately been described as the "n~w TransHimalaya" range. The first description of the geographical importance, or non-importance, of this socalled new range. Third. The solution of the geographical controversy regarding a supposed connecting stream between the lakes 1[ansarowar and Rakastal in Tibet. The author's contention that no visible communication exists has since been proved correct by later explorers. In the orthography of geographical names the author has aTable of Contents CONTENTS; BOOK I; CHAPTER I PAGE; FROM LONDON TO NAINI TAL I ,; CHAPTER II; LOADS-A SET OF USEFUL PACKSADDLE CASES-PROVISIONS AND SCIENTIFIC; OUTFIT - CLOTHES AND SlIOES -MEDICINES-UNDER WAY - TilE FIRST; MARCII-SERVANTS-HOW I CAME TO EMPLOY FAITHFUL CHANDEN SING 4; CHAPTER III; PITHORAGARH-FAKIR WOlllEN-A WELL-VENTILATED ABODE-ASKOTE-THE; RA]IWAR A!IID HIS PEOPLE; CHAPTER IV; THE RAOTS - A SLIPPERY JOURNEY - SUPERSTITIOUS NOTIONS - ANGER AND; JEALOUSY-FRIFNDS-TO THE HOMES OF THE SAVAGES-PHOTOGRAPHYHABITATIONS; CHAPTER V; A PILGRIM FROM MANSAROWAR LAKE-THE SPIRITS OF THE MOUNTAINS-A; SAFEGUARD AGAINST THEM-TIBETAN ENCAMPMENTS-THE RAJIWAR-A; W A TERF ALL-W ATER-MILLS; CHAPTER VI; HIGHWAYS AND TRADE ROUTES-THE DAR~IA ROUTE-THE DHOLI RIVER-A; ROUGH TRACK CONNECTING TWO VALLEYS - GLACIERS - THREE RANGES; AND THEIR PEAKS-ALTlTUDES-DARAlA JO
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