Author: Thomas H Holdich
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129107066
This is a fascinating work on the exploration of Tibet, illustrating the sequence of exploration of that great wilderness of stony and inhospitable altitudes which lie far beyond Lhasa. After briefly outlining Tibet’s historical and geographical evolution, Holdich records the exploration of Tibet from the Mogul invasion through to the 1903-04 British Expedition led by Younghusband. Although undated, the book was published just after the 1904 expedition.
In an age of constant travel and exploration of different cultures, Holdich’s century-old text provides a refreshing read. The book is brought to life with maps and illustrations from the original 1906 edition.
Early Tales about Tibet
Short Outline of Tibetan History
The First Recorded Mogul Invasion of Tibet
Eighteenth Century Explorations
Bogle’s Mission and Policy of Warren Hastings
The Conquest of Tibet by China
The Jesuit Missionaries, Huc and Gabet
Huc and Gabet
Huc and Gabet on the Post Road to china and in Eastern Tibet
Nain Sing’s Surveys in Southern Tibet
Western and Northern Tibet
The approaches to Lhasa