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Tibet: in the earliest photographs by Russian travelers 1900-1901


ISBN: 9788192450209

Studio Orientalia, New Delhi

Pub. Year: 2013

Pages, ills, maps etc.,
ix,201p., full of b&w & col. pls., (1)map, bibl., ind., 23x30cm.

RS. 4500.00 Hardcover

Note: Postage will be charged as actual.
This book presents a unique collection of 50 photographs taken two Russian travelers, a Buryat, Gombozhab Tsybikov, and a Kalmuck, Ovshe Norzunov, in 1990-1901, at the request of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, St. Petersburg. These images are believed to be the earliest photographic representations of Lhasa and other famous religious sites of Tibet, the then forbidden land. The images are introduced with the thrilling story of Tsybikov's and Norzunov's travels related by Alexander Andreyev. He also dwells on the history of the first use of field photography by Russian pioneer explores of Central Asia. The introduction is followed by the narratives of the travelers themselves, which abound in many details of Tibet's traditional society and religious life in the last years of its hermit-like existence.
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Geography: Travels
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