Author: Desmond DoigPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 246ISBN/UPC (if available): 817223371X
A collection of delighted columns, this work, reflects the passion the author felt for Kathmandu. The land of stupas and hawkers, hippies and tourists, forgotten shrines and temples, the home of the Pashupatinath and the Living Goddess Kumari, Doig was completely enchanted by the city. An artist's impression of the emerald valley acompanied with his vivid sketches and research by Dubby Bhagat are lively poignant and reminiscent of a forgotten era. RESEARCH BY: Dubby Bhagat has been a salesman, a journalist, and advertising copywriter, a guide and a hotelier in The Everest Hotel, Nepal's premier five-star property. With his mentor Desmond Doig, he helped to design The Malla Hotel and The Shangri-la. He lives in Kathmandu.
ForewordThe Light of Many SunsOf Divine Street WalkersThe Stupa of a Million DewdropsThe Mystery of the Black BhairabThe Forgotten Shrine of the SikhsThe Gate of the Vermilion godWhere Serpents Breathe FireProcessions for a Grieving QueenA Goddess from Calcutta ?When a Goddess Played DiceThe House of the Living GoddessThe Hill of the Flaming LotusThe Stupa Built by TimeThe Golden Mask of the White BhairabA House for Shiva and ParvatiThe City Vishnu May Have BuiltA Golden Gateway for a GoddessWas There a Yeti in the Royal Zoo ?The Temple of the TrinityThe Courtyard of a Thousand DelightsA Decapitated God and an Insatiable PrincessA Monument to an Angry GodThree Golden KingsDown History's Narrow LanesA Temple to Bhimsen, the PandavaA Temple of Dubious ReputationOn the Banks of Eternity ItselfA Courtyard to the Buddha's MemoryPatan's Monastery FantasticIn the Heart of Eternity Itself No Water in the Royal BathRape in Eternity ItselfA Bountiful Rani and a Great BellA Temple to a Compassionate GodA Victim of the MahabharataA Temple to a Secretive GoddessPatan's Grand Temple GoldenA Temple to Ravana's MemoryThe Village of the Dancing DurgaThe Water Gardens of BalajuThe Pottery TempleThe Vanishing Courtyard of the Medicine MenThe Hill of the Camphor TreeThe Jewelled Gift of a Snake GodTantric Secrets in a Deep Forest A Divine Sleep in StoneThe Temple of the Rising SunThe Gorge of the Flaming SwordThe Greatest Building of Them AllNana Sahib's Jewels Were Kept HereThree Men on a HorseThe Gates to the Royal PalaceThe Kali of the SouthA Cow Festival to Honour the DeadTaking Toothaches to a GodA living Monument to a Glorious PastA Monument to an Indian PrincessWhen Indra Was Caught StealingThe Days of DasasinUnder the Spreading Peepal Tree