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ALLEN, CHARLES - The Prisoner of Kathmandu - Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-1843

London, Haus. 2015, First. (ISBN: 9781910376119). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 288 pages. 34 colour plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Posted to Kathmandu in 1820 as a junior political officer, Brian Hodgson found himself isolated and trapped in a fiercely xenophobic mountain kingdom that seemed bent on making war on the all-powerful British East India Company. For 23 years he struggled to keep the two sides apart. His legacy survives in the lasting peace and friendship between Britan and Nepal. At the heart of this biography is the Orientalist movement driven by the European Enlightenment, which inspired Hodgson and others to devote themselves to the exploration of Asian culture, leading Hodgson to study Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism, and much else besides. A1B. Fine/Fine.
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.5 | CHF 32.5] N°. du livre 010955

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