Tales of the Turquoise: A Pilgrimage in Dolpo

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Snow Lion Publications, 1998 - Religion - 226 pages
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"In the early spring of 1961, Dr. Corneille Jest undertook a three-week circumambulation of the valley in the company of Tibetans visiting temples, shrines, and sacred mountains. His companion Karma, an elderly nomad from Western Tibet and a gifted storyteller, punctuated the journey with traditional tales and his own reflections. Charmingly written, colorful, and engaging, the narrative transports the reader to a world of Tibetan spirit in ways not readily accessible to outsiders."

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About the author (1998)

Dr. Corneille Jest, former director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, specializes in social and economic change among populations living in harsh climates. He is particularly interested in the conservation of cultural heritage in the Himalayan and Central Asian regions.

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