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A Journey to Katmandu (the Capital of Napaul), with the Camp of Jung Bahadoor

By: Laurence Oliphant
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Journey to Katmandu (the Capital of Napaul), with the Camp of Jung Bahadoor" by Laurence Oliphant, readers are transported to the majestic landscapes of Nepal as Oliphant recounts his thrilling expedition to Katmandu. Journeying through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas, Oliphant embarks on a daring adventure filled with exploration and cultural immersion. As he navigates the mountainous terrain, Oliphant encounters breathtaking vistas and religious sites that leave an indelible impression on him. Amidst his explorations, he finds himself drawn into the intricate world of foreign diplomacy, engaging with figures like Jung Bahadoor, a prominent Nepalese leader. Throughout the journey, Oliphant provides ethnographic observations and geographical exploration, offering readers a firsthand account of Nepal's diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. Yet, amidst the awe-inspiring beauty, political intrigue simmers, adding layers of complexity to Oliphant's expedition. With its blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and diplomatic encounters, "A Journey to Katmandu" stands as a captivating travel memoir that transports readers to the heart of Nepal's Himalayan wilderness while shedding light on the geopolitical dynamics of the region.

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Laurence Oliphant

Laurence Oliphant, a member of Parliament, was a South African-born British novelist, traveler, diplomat, British intelligence agent, Christian mystic, and Christian Zionist. During his lifetime, his most well-known work was the satirical novel Piccadilly (1870). Since then, his concept for Jewish farming settlements in the Holy Land, known as the Land of Gilead, has received increased attention. Oliphant represented the Stirling Burghs constituency in the UK Parliament. Laurence Oliphant was born in Cape Town, Cape Colony, as the only child of Sir Anthony Oliphant (1793-1859), a member of the Scottish landed elite, and Maria. Sir Anthony was the Attorney General of the Cape Colony when his son was born, but he was quickly appointed Chief Justice of Ceylon. Laurence spent his early life in Colombo, when his father bought a house called Alcove in Captains Gardens, which became known as Maha Nuge Gardens. Sir Anthony and his son are credited for introducing tea to Ceylon and cultivating 30 tea plants imported from China on the Oliphant Estate in Nuwara Eliya. In 1848 and 1849, he and his parents traveled through Europe. In 1851, he traveled with Jung Bahadur from Colombo to Nepal, gathering material for his debut book, A Journey to Katmandu (1852). Oliphant returned to Ceylon and then went to England to study law. Oliphant abandoned his legal studies to travel in Russia. The result of such voyage was his book The Russian Shores of the Black Sea (1853).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 126pages
  • ISBN-10: 936276573X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765734
  • Item Weight: 163.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.35mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / General