Silk Route Explored
Secret eyes on Tibet
Their daily survival comprises a diet of five eggs, five cups of plain tea, a pound of corn-flour, half a pound of rice and a quarter lean meat.
They are forbidden to take much salt or eat onions, garlic, red pepper, butter or milk. At midnight they are allowed to sleep in a sitting posture for three-hours and are woken up by the keeper of the stage-house.
The autobiographical novel A Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet written by Sarat Chandra Das, published by Rupa and Co., and edited by W.W Rockhill, details the customs, culture and beliefs of the Tibetan people.
book is replete with the graphic descriptions of
the vegetation, religion and the architecture of
the area, where the author has traveled and worked
as a spy for the government of British India. A
fact that was kept under wraps when the book was
first published! If you are looking at getting an
insight into the various facets of Tibet and its
multifaceted people, this book will do justice to
your reading appetite. Worth making an effort to
your nearest well-stocked library.