A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India.
London, Futura, 1986. 12.5 cm x 20 cm. 254 pages. With several photographs and maps. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some fading to cover. Yellowed pages and spotting on several pages. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes the following chapters: The Fountainhead of Asia / “Here Christians are said to live”: the Jesuit Explorers of Tibet / “A Mighty Maze without a Plan”: Hyder Jung Hearsey and the Sources of the Ganga / “A Tour to Eastern Tatary”: the British Discovery of Lake Manasarovar / Up the “Burrumpooter”: the Opening of the Upper Assam Valley / “The Queerest, Coolest Fish at Rugby”: Edmund Smyth and the Pundits / The “Missing Link”: the Exploration of the Tsangpo Gorge / The Monk and the Gentleman-Traveller:Ekai Kawaguchi and Henry Savage Landor / Sven Hedin: Hero and Martyr / Sven Hedin: Conqueror and Nazi.
″Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London. His British parents were both born in India and his prolific works focus on the British Raj.” (Wikipedia)
″From 1808 to 1908 a succession of explorers and adventurers set out into the Himalayas and Tibet to discover the sources of the four great rivers of the Indian sub-continent: the Indus, Sutlej, Ganga and Brahmaputra. This is an account of that ‘last great adventure.’” (Amazon)