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  • SARAT CHANDRA DAS
    Autobiography: Narrative of the Incidents of My Early Life

    Sarat Chandra Das, the famous Bengali explorer and scholar of the nineteenth century, went to Tibet twice, first in 1879 and second time in 1881-82. At a time, when Tibet was a forbidden land for foreigners, Das, in the guise of a Buddhist lama, surveyed unknown regions of Kangchenjunga massif and Tibet on behalf of the British Government of India. He was the third Indian to reach Lhasa in 1882. During his journeys through the Himalayas, Das crossed passes higher than 20,000 ft without the aid of modern mountaineering equipment, which has been acknowledged as a remarkable feat. Apart from his contributions on the geographical research, Das, a scholar of the Tibetan language and Buddhism, collected and later dispersed a lot of information on the cultural and social life, religion and politics of Tibet, which was, at his time, little known to the world. This Autobiography of Sarat Chandra Das was first published serially in the Modern Review during 1908-09. Later in 1969, it was published as a book by Indian studies: past & present, edited by Dr. Mahadevprasad Saha, which is the basis of this facsimile edition. The Autobiography, as the name suggests, narrates the early part of Sarat Das’s life and his first visit to Tibet made in 1879.

     225.00
    Version : hardcopy
  • SHYAMADAS CHAKRABORTTY
    My master Pandit Ravi Shankar

    Pandit Ravi Shankar’s direct disciple of many decades, Sri Shyamadas Chakrabortty has reminisced in this book the memories of his ‘Guru’. In separate chapters memories of Ustad Allauddin Khan, Annapurna Devi and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan have been added. Rare and diversified dimensions of these musical Greats have been unearthed in this book, probably for the first time. The author was also a part of the entourage of Guruji during the cultural tour of China in 1983. The author depicts elaborate descriptions of that tour here in this book. Rare photographs, which were till date in the author’s possession, have been printed here. Music-lovers will certainly be charmed with the quality of this collectible book.

     65.00 195.00
    Version : ebook - hardcopy