By (author) Lekha Singh
Bhutan by Lekha Singh
Book DescriptionThe remote and mysterious land of the Thunder Dragon, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Bhutan was a destination for only the hardiest explorer. It is a land of formidably tough terrain, full of narrow valleys separated one from another by high, impassable mountain ranges. Its long history of deep and secret mystical traditions, both Buddhist and other, its mighty and yet gentle kings, the fact that it is located between two giants, India and China, have all been a deterrent to casual travellers. Now this Himalayan kingdom is moving toward democracy. In 2008, Bhutan will celebrate a new democratic constitution based on the happiness of its people: Gross National Happiness. As Bhutan opens its borders, as its popularity in the West increases, it is soon becoming the destination for the adventurous traveller. Only now, after many centuries of being shut from the curious eyes of others, is Bhutan revealing its treasures. Join photographer and explorer Lekha Singh on a journey through this strange and beautiful land. Cliff-side monasteries soar above the Paro Valley. The street markets of Thimpu, the only capital city in the world with no traffic lights, bustle with activity. Monks pray beside the Burning Lake, one of Buddhism's most sacred sites. Trongsa Dzong, a castle perched high in the Himalayas, floats above the clouds. Lekha's photographs reveal an untouched land, unchanged for hundreds of years: its dances, art, architecture and customs as they have been for centuries. Lekha Singh's photographs are at once deeply intimate and sweepingly majestic. With a foreword by Her Majesty Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, this book captures, perhaps for the last time, the untouched beauty of the people, and landscape of this rare Himalayan land as it slowly embraces modernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780944142394
(280mm x 240mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Grantha Corporation
Publisher: Grantha Corporation
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lekha Singh
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Author Biography - Lekha Singh
Lekha Singh's photographs offers insight and understanding of people around the world. It is often said that her work opens "a window to the world". Her photographs are featured in National Geographic's The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope, The Making of an Activist, and Call to Love: In the Rose Garden with Rumi, and have been published in The New York Times, Ode magazine, Yoga & Joyful Living, Cancer Research and other magazines. Lekha's major exhibitions "Nomadic Camera", "African Journeys" and "The Other Half: Women in Focus" have been displayed in museums throughout the United States, including the National Arts Club in New York City and The Women's Museum in Dallas.
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