Chasing the Monk's Shadow E–pub/Kindle


Chasing the Monk's Shadow

Summary Ù Chasing the Monk's Shadow å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Mishi Saran Mishi Saran ↠ 5 Summary Ury and the twenty first Saran uncovers the past with consummate skill even as she brings alive the present through her vivid and engaging descriptions of people and places A riveting mix of lively reportage high adventure historical inuiry and personal memoir this delightfully written book is a path breaking travelog. On the surface the book is about exploration of the great journey Kudos to the author for taking on an exciting journey The book has interesting tidbits of life along the silk road and parallel commentary from Xuan Tsangsources Yet the author shows only a superficial interest in the monk s journeypsychology Granted this is a very difficult topic considering the geopolitical and culture difficulties But the author does not seem drawn to Xuan Tsang as a person or history in general any than passing interest in a cool topic which it is A researched approach would have helped the book

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Summary Ù Chasing the Monk's Shadow å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Mishi Saran Mishi Saran ↠ 5 Summary In the seventh century AD the Chinese monk Xuanzang set off on an epic journey to India to study Buddhist philosophy from the Indian masters Traveling along the Silk Road braving brigands and blizzards Xuanzang finally reached India where his spiritual uest took him to Buddhist holy places and monasteries throughout t. I was looking forward to read this book after reading its description but disappointed after completing it Hats off to the author for taking such an adventurous long journey There are some parts of book which was interesting but most of the book was kind of boring I felt like some things are missing even though author tried to include Xuanzang s and her own travel experience This is my first traveloguebut I have gone through a fare share of travel blogs and documentaries and may be my expectation was different which made it less interesting for me

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Summary Ù Chasing the Monk's Shadow å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Mishi Saran Mishi Saran ↠ 5 Summary He subcontinent Fourteen hundred years later Mishi Saran follows in Xuanzang's footsteps to the fabled oasis cities of China and Central Asia and the Buddhist sites and now vanished kingdoms in India Pakistan and Afghanistan that Xuanzang wrote about Traveling seamlessly back and forth in time between the seventh cent. There are some books that one wishes went on forever for the vicarious experience offered is incredible This is one of those Long after the pages have been completed the journey promises to stay in my mind It is now exactly a decade since Mishi Saran started on her journey to follow a monk who had himself made a journey of over 10000 miles 14 centuries before her time Xuanzang who I last met in my history text from school the monk with the neat backpack The book hooked me right from the time the author described how she found a purpose an Indian woman with a Chinese craze a Chinese monk with an Indian obsession we had the same schizophrenia the monk and I It seemed logical to take the same roadThe best journeys are those which traverse time and space in one stroke and that s exactly what this book does Though in many ways it could be described as a travelogue too that would be utterly unfair It is very much a personal journey for the author a search for her roots and identity As Mishi Saran travels across China and Central Asia following Xuanzang s path her vivid prose blurs the boundaries that have been created in the modern era and its easy to see the influence of ancient civilisations and regimes influence art architecture language customs and thus life itself And at the edges where its not just cultures that collide but religions too as they are reshaped or recast in different moulds Islam Buddhism Sufism The writing style forces one to make the journey with her and I could see that there were actually three journeys unraveling simultaneously the author the monk and the Buddha himself All of them journeys with a purpose And amidst all the elouence it has obviously been a journey that reuired grit and courage And luck which many a time failed the author From places where children going to school needed visas and permits to the posturing of a few contemporary students of Buddhism to the origins of words that are still used in common parlance and characters which seem to leap out of history pages Ashoka Kanishka Chandragupta the pages hold in them tangential journeys for the reader The last part of the book where the author gets to almost finally visit the territories crossed by Xuanzang in Afghanistan is written a month before 911 and gives us a gripping account of Afghanistan under the Taliban with glimpses of people who have perhaps yet to find peace I believed him It was hard not to believe a man when you were standing in front of his blown up home and staring at the ruins of his life Whatever the story was this was his truth Unlike fiction one cannot console the self that the person and his story are imaginary The last part of the journey does not add a lot with respect to the purpose of the book but it s a part that I m glad the author chose to add here As a reader I could relate to the author s words in the last page I understood less not I had acuired this sadness and that is what makes this book one of the best I ve read Biggles Flies East years later Mishi Saran follows in Xuanzang's footsteps to the fabled oasis cities of China and Central Asia and the Buddhist sites and now vanished kingdoms in India Pakistan and Afghanistan that Xuanzang wrote about Traveling seamlessly back and forth in time between the seventh cent. There are some books that one wishes went on forever for the vicarious experience offered is incredible This is one of those Long after the pages have been completed the journey promises to stay in my mind It is now exactly a decade since Mishi Saran started on her journey to follow a monk who had himself made a journey of over 10000 miles 14 centuries before her time Xuanzang who I last met in my history text from school the monk with the neat backpack The book hooked me right from the time the author described how she found a purpose an Indian woman with a Chinese craze a Chinese monk with an Indian obsession we had the same schizophrenia the monk and I It seemed logical to take the same roadThe best journeys are those which traverse time and space in one stroke and that s exactly what this book does Though in many ways it could be described as a travelogue too that would be utterly unfair It is very much a personal journey for the author a search for her roots and identity As Mishi Saran travels across China and Central Asia following Xuanzang s path her vivid prose blurs the boundaries that have been created in the modern era and its easy to see the influence of ancient civilisations and regimes influence art architecture language customs and thus life itself And at the edges where its not just cultures that collide but religions too as they are reshaped or recast in different moulds Islam Buddhism Sufism The writing style forces one to make the journey with her and I could see that there were actually three journeys unraveling simultaneously the author the monk and the Buddha himself All of them journeys with a purpose And amidst all the elouence it has obviously been a journey that reuired grit and courage And luck which many a time failed the author From places where children going to school needed visas and permits to the posturing of a few contemporary students of Buddhism to the origins of words that are still used in common parlance and characters which seem to leap out of history pages Ashoka Kanishka Chandragupta the pages hold in them tangential journeys for the reader The last part of the book where the author gets to almost finally visit the territories crossed by Xuanzang in Afghanistan is written a month before 911 and gives us a gripping account of Afghanistan under the Taliban with glimpses of people who have perhaps Letters to Chloe yet to find peace I believed him It was hard not to believe a man when Ford County you were standing in front of his blown up home and staring at the ruins of his life Whatever the story was this was his truth Unlike fiction one cannot console the self that the person and his story are imaginary The last part of the journey does not add a lot with respect to the purpose of the book but it s a part that I m glad the author chose to add here As a reader I could relate to the author s words in the last page I understood less not I had acuired this sadness and that is what makes this book one of the best I ve read

  • Paperback
  • 456
  • Chasing the Monk's Shadow
  • Mishi Saran
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 9780143064398

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