Preliminary Report on Two Scientific Expeditions in Nepal

Preliminary Report on Two Scientific Expeditions in Nepal

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Even Tucci, who has made five or six expeditions in Nepal, thought it was a difficult country. During these expeditions, made for scientific purposes, Tucci found raucous joy in the bazaars, but also latent anxieties and negative omens in every shape or symbol. Thus, in "Between Jungles and Pagodas", he wrote that "Nepal is one of the most diverse and complex countries in Asia: rich in colour, but also in suffering." Under the splendour of temples' golden domes, chapels have no windows and mystery is kept locked behind closed doors. A precious book, in which a great anthropologist and scholar of Oriental studies glimpses, in the Nepal of the 1950s, all the contradictions and ambiguities of this most elusive country.Reprint of the 1958 Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente edition.show more

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  • Paperback | 153 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 3,628.72g
  • Mimesis International
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • 8857526844
  • 9788857526843