Travels in Kashmir: A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts

The very name Kashmir conjures up magical images, from the real garden paradise of Shalimar to Thomas Moore s fantastic descriptions in Lalla Rookh Recounting the story of this colorful and fascinating region as it appears in travel writing, literature, and historical works from ancient times to the present day, Travels in Kashmir offers a lively and comprehensive guideThe very name Kashmir conjures up magical images, from the real garden paradise of Shalimar to Thomas Moore s fantastic descriptions in Lalla Rookh Recounting the story of this colorful and fascinating region as it appears in travel writing, literature, and historical works from ancient times to the present day, Travels in Kashmir offers a lively and comprehensive guide to a land little understood in the West Beginning with an informal history of Kashmir from the legends of the twelfth century Kalhana to the accounts of British colonial rulers the book brings together a wide variety of engaging travelers tales, reports, and descriptions that vividly illustrate the changing perceptions of the area both Indian and European throughout the years Of particular interest is a section on the arts, crafts, and craftspeople of Kashmir, which focuses specifically on the shawl weaving, carpet making, and papier mache works that have gained international renown Throughout, Keenan proves a sharp as well as sympathetic observer with an eye for the amusing and the poignant, and the entertaining way she unfolds the story of Kashmir s people, places, and crafts makes this a book that will be enjoyed by tourists, readers of travel writing, and anyone interested in one of the most unusual and beautiful places in the world.
Travels in Kashmir A Popular History of Its People Places and Crafts The very name Kashmir conjures up magical images from the real garden paradise of Shalimar to Thomas Moore s fantastic descriptions in Lalla Rookh Recounting the story of this colorful and fascinatin

  • Title: Travels in Kashmir: A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts
  • Author: Brigid Keenan
  • ISBN: 9780192827913
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
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