Erscheinungsdatum: 26.08.2008, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Making Of A Frontier, Titelzusatz: Five Years' Experiences And Adventures In Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Chitral & The Eastern Hindu-Kush, Autor: Durand, Algernon George Arnold, Verlag: Ford. Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // World, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 384, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 511 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Nestled among the serene heights of the great Himalayas is holy Hindu pilgrim-destinations namely Badrinath. This pilgrimage center draw the maximum numbers of pilgrims each year. Badrinath, one of the four most sacred destinations of Char Dham, is a place of significant importance for Hindus. Besides its spiritual importance, the region in and around Badrinath is full of beautiful, picturesque sights. This tour takes you on a pleasant spiritual journey across wonderful locations to bring you closer to the diving experience of God. This short journey is perfectly designed to take you on exotic joyride and keep you enchanted with great adventures.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is getting higher and extra popular as a new trekking destination. The circuit is an attractive trek with marvelous views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range. Along the trail, you come upon a fascinating mix of actual Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. The path follows the remarkable Budhi Gandaki River from Arunghat to its source just beneath the Larkya Pass (5125 m). As you begin low, the landscapes are extraordinarily various ranging from green nation-state and lush forests to magnificent high-altitude views skirting big glaciers. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the perfect trek for those looking for the local way of life with a few other foreign traffic to encounter. Let your representative at Himalayan Planet Adventures explain the magical charm of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It may also indeed be the proper trek for you.
In this comprehensive book, you’ll learn more about the Indian mythology, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and the worship of Hare Krishna.Some things you will learn from this audiobook include:Hindu folklore and mythological creaturesThe significance of yoga and the spiritual meaning of itThe in-depth history of Krishna and several of the most intriguing storiesTales from the Mahabharata about royalty, adventures, monsters, mythological beings, etcThe Bhakti customs, celebrations, Jainism, Buddhist meanings, and moreThe Ramayana and some meaningful, moral lessons to learn from itModern Hindu practices and their impact on societyGet ready to have your eyes opened to another world of beliefs, rituals, and spiritual symbols.Buy the audiobook and listening now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.M. Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/188092/bk_acx0_188092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many of the world's travails may be traced to the displacement of mythology by the age of science. Knowledge today is often deemed useful only if it enlarges our possessions or raises our station in society. If instead the criterion were to make us happier and more virtuous, mythology would have retained its proper place in society. The Age of Fable is Thomas Bulfinch's brilliant reconstruction of the ancient myths and legends that form the backbone of Western culture. Drawn from a variety of classic sources, including Ovid's Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, Eastern mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic works, these selections form a remarkable tapestry of human endeavor: dreams, illusions, adventures, and loves. Included are the legends of Cupid and Psyche, Venus and Adonis, Hero and Leander, Hercules, and many others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010238/bk_blak_010238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Flashman - the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown’s schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross - has three main talents: horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Expelled from Rugby for drunkenness, and none too welcome at home after seducing his father’s mistress, the young Flashman embarks on a military career with Lord Cardigan’s Hussars. En route to Afghanistan, our hero hones his skills as a soldier, duellist, imposter, coward, and amorist (mastering all 97 ways of Hindu love-making during a brief sojourn in Calcutta), before being pressed into reluctant service as a secret agent. His Afghan adventures culminate in a starring role in that great historic disaster, the Retreat from Kabul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Penry-Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001106/bk_hcuk_001106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Explorer and gifted writer, William Beebe escapes from the violence of World War 1 into the jungle of British Guiana. As a naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, he finds in the jungle a different kind of violence provided by nature. Beebe's curiosity, patience and powers of observation focus on and magnify nature’s raw details revealing the huge drama being played out in the tropical jungle. From, his adventures aboard ship, the Hoatzin, a rare bird that never leaves home, hordes of Army Ants on the attack, a snakes crawling at night, the Hindu immigrants who work the plantations, the building of a new road by convicts, Beebe colorfully describes a true adventure observing nature. William Beebe is one of the founders of the field of ecology and an early advocate for conservation. When wrote Jungle Peace, he was the curator of Birds at New York Zoological Park and was director of the Tropical Research Station. Some years later, he was the first biologist to observe deepsea life in the original underwater Bathysphere. There are 11 chapters in Jungle Peace, plus an enthusiastic Review by Theodore Roosevelt." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Stojka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lten/000007/bk_lten_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Annie Gauger has edited a brand new annotated version of the classic novel "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Graham. She tells Steve Paulson that the characters reflect various aspects of Grahame's personality and that the book began as a series of tales exchanged between Grahame and his son. And we hear some of Alan Bennett's adaptation of the story for the BBC. Next, Nina Paley has made a film using animation, Indonesian shadow puppets, and a '20s-era jazz singer to retell the story from the Ramayana of the marriage of the Hindu god Rama and his wife, Sita. The film is called Sita Sings the Blues. Paley tells Jim Fleming what inspired her. Then, Musharraf Ali Farooqi is the translator of The Adventures of Amir Hamza and Hoshruba. He tells Anne Strainchamps about these ancient Indian tales of sorcerers and wizards, originally written in Urdu. After that, Maria Tatar is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood. She talks with Steve Paulson about what makes fairy tales so compelling to children. And we hear a bit of Christopher Walken's version of Goodnight Moon from The Simpsons. Finally, Kurt Schwitters - he was a celebrated modern artist in Europe in the 20s and 30s who both painted and wrote satirical, surrealist fantasies. His career was cut short by the Nazis. Now, a collection of his tales, called Lucky Hans has been translated and edited by Jack Zipes. Zipes, an expert on fairy tales, tells Anne Strainchamps about Schwitters' life and work. [Broadcast Date: May 12, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100512/rt_tbon_100512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.