Seven Years in Tibet
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Seven Years in Tibet  (English, Paperback, Harrer Heinrich)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Genre: Travel
    • ISBN: 9780586087077, 9780586087077
    • Pages: 336
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    Seven Years In Tibet chronicles the author’s expedition to Tibet and how his plans were thwarted by unforeseen events.

    Summary Of The Book

    A travel book with autobiographical elements, Seven Years In Tibet is author Heinrich Harrer’s compilation of his experiences during his trip to Tibet between 1944 and 1951. What started as a mountain expedition to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, went awry for the mountaineer when he was captured and put in a British detention camp in Ahmednagar, a place close to Mumbai. He was later transferred to another camp in Dehradun. This happened because Austria had entered the Second World War around this time, and the British officials decided to declare the mountaineer and his colleagues as enemies of war.

    Harrer and his colleagues managed to escape from the detention camp. While most of his fellow expeditioners choose to return home, Aufschnaiter, another hiker, decided to continue with Harrer towards Lhasa. The lengthy captivity did not douse their spirits and they finally scaled Nanga Parbat. People believed that they had not survived their journey as a long time had passed since their departure.
    After reaching Tibet, Harrer blended into the society and became an official of the Tibetan Government. Later, he met the 14th Dalai Lama and became his close friend and tutor.

    Seven Years In Tibet was translated into 53 languages. It was a US bestseller in 1954, with over 3 million copies being sold after first being published in 1952. The book has also been adapted into films. Hans Nieter made a documentary that contained video shots taken by Harrer during his Tibet trip. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud released a movie titled Seven Years In Tibet in 1997, which cast actors Brad Pitt and David Thewlis as Harrer and Aufschnaiter.

    About Heinrich Harrer

    Mountaineer, author, geographer and sportsman, Heinrich Harrer is best known for his travel books and his mountaineering expeditions.

    The other books written by him include Ladakh: Gods And Mortals Behind The Himalayas, I Come From The Stone Age, Beyond Seven Years In Tibet: My Life Before, During, And After, Return to Tibet, Lost Lhasa and The White Spider: The Classic Account Of The Ascent Of The Eiger.

    Harrer was born in Austria in 1912. He was part of the team that first ascended the treacherous, almost vertical North face of Eiger in Switzerland. He was also a Nazi party member and had been photographed with Hitler after his ascent of Eiger. In Tibet, he was employed by the government in the capacity of an official. He was passionate about mountaineering and had been to Alaska, the Mountains of the Moon, and Puncak Jaya. He wrote over 20 books, and was presented with many awards like Light of Truth Award and the Gold Medal of the city of Graz. He married Charlotte Wegener, the daughter of Alfred Wegener, an eminent explorer and scholar. He passed away in 2006, at the age of 93.

     

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    • 21 mm
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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
    Weight
    • 240 gr
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    5

    Great book.

    Right after finishing reading this book, I hid it somewhere in a not so visible corner of my bookshelf and I don't think I'll be reading this book again but that's only because this is such an exceptional travel/adventure story that it makes me want to quit my job, leave my urban life behind and depart on an adventure of my own. If you're interested in traveling and possess a taste for the non-mundane and adventurous things in life then please read this book. The author is a phenomenal human ...
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    Sahil Yadav

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    5

    Amazing travelogue

    This is an amazing travelogue. A story of escape from a POW camp. This Austrian/ German mountaineer had but one wish - to enter Tibet and see the "Forbidden City". Against all odds and facing the harshest of weathers and harshest of terrains the author and his friend dodge the friendly but not so open Tibetians and reach the heart of Tibet and find a place in the hearts of the Tibetians !
    A book that makes you want to go and see Lhasa, Tibet and the Potala Palace !!
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    Balaji Bharadwaj

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    Jul, 2012

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    One of the best Travel Book

    Journey of a man from India to Lhasa. This books unfolds the life of Tibetian people, which is quite interesting and how he became friend with young dalai lama.
    I can only say that ........Amazing !!!!!
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    pratima rana

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    Sep, 2014

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    5

    Must buy!

    Excellent book.
    It makes me long for a trip to Tibet, Himalayas and more..
    Expedition of Heinrich Harrer and his partner Aufshnaiter through various struggles both physically and mentally into the capital of Tibet, Lhasa.
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    VK

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    5

    journey of a lifetime

    the book is so different from the movie! a journey that one can only dream of. hats off to late Mr. Harrer for providing the world with the view of a place that we might never see the way it used to be. Hope good sense prevails on all sides and the people of Tibet finally get to see the Lhasa of their dreams!
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    Somnath Sarkar

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    Jan, 2013

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    5

    Awesome

    Fortunate to read,privileged to possess!!
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    Tijo Antony

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    Worth the money

    Content is so much amusing though page quality I expect something better....
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    Souvik Nayek

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    11 months ago

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    Delightful

    Fast delivery as expected from Flipkart... Packaging is good... But, unfortunately page quality is not so good suggesting an old copy... Finally, this book is a treat to read particularly for mountain lovers...
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    Avik Ghosh

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    Oct, 2018

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    Excellent

    Good.
    He was brave, intelligent strong mind traveler........
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Nov, 2016

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    This book is one of those precious masterpieces whose significance and real beauty can only be understood by those who truly appreciate and adore the miracles of nature and have a great curiosity about knowing the cultures and traditions of Tibet, a land lost in time.
    The novel is both, a great travelogue and an emotional recollections of Heinrich Harrer's encounter with the Tibetan cultures and its million followers. Although all that now exists as a testimony to the author's adventures in ...
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    Shubham Sharma

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    Dec, 2015

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