fadedpage.com

FP now includes 8171 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


To Lhasa in Disguise

Cover Image

Book Details

Title:To Lhasa in Disguise
Author:
McGovern, William Montgomery   
Published:   1924
Publisher:Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.
Tags:India, non-fiction, travel, Tibet
Description:

William Montgomery McGovern was an American adventurer, anthropologist and journalist. Beginning in Darjeeling and traveling via Sikkim, India, McGovern sneaked into Tibet disguised as a coolie porter. As Time magazine reported in 1938: With a few Tibetan servants, he climbed through the wild, snowy passes of the Himalayas. There, in the bitter cold, he stood naked while a servant covered his body with brown stain and squirted lemon juice into his blue eyes to darken them. Thus disguised as a fellow coolie, he arrived in Lhasa without being detected, but disclosed himself to the civilian officials. A fanatical mob led by Buddhist monks stoned his house. The civil government took him into protective custody and sent him back to India with an escort but not until he had already had a private interview with the Dalai Lama. [Suggest a different description.]

Downloads:141
Pages:315 Info

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20231026.txt
HTML20231026.html
Epub20231026.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Epub, specific to Kindle20231026-k.epub
Mobi/Kindle20231026.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20231026-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20231026-h.zip

Kindle Direct (New, Experimental)

Send this book direct to your kindle via email. We need your Send-to-Kindle Email address, which can be found by looking in your Kindle device’s Settings page. All kindle email addresses will end in @kindle.com. Note you must add our email server’s address, [email protected], to your Amazon account’s Approved E-mail list. This list may be found on your Amazon account: Your AccountManage Your Content and DevicesPreferencesPersonal Document SettingsApproved Personal Document E-mail ListAdd a new approved e-mail address.

Send to Kindle Email Address:

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.