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In the high Himalayas

1 February 2020

9:00 AM

1 February 2020

9:00 AM

The Frozen River: Seeking Silence in the Himalaya James Crowden

HarperCollins, pp.352, £16.99

In my twenties I once visited a lonely spot among the western Himalayas called Zhuldok in the Suru valley. Politically it is part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, but geographically, ethnically and culturally the region is bound to the Tibetan plateau and its former Buddhist theocracy centred on Lhasa.

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