“Rot: Menschen in Kathmandu” by Milda Drüke

“Rot: Menschen in Kathmandu” by Milda Drüke

The author had the opportunity to spend several weeks in a Nepalese family. She describes the family life and the rituals that characterize everyday life, eloquent, but above all, without any rating. It gives us a glimpse into the Nepalese life, which is usually not possible. Absolutely worth reading. (more…)
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“Göttin auf Zeit” by Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg

“Göttin auf Zeit” by Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg

In Kathmandu Kumaris, incarnations of the Hindu goddess Durga, are revered as living goddesses. They are selected from the Shakya caste at the age of three or four years and are in duty until their first menstruation. This book tells the story of Amita, who was the Kumari of Kathmandu from 1991 to 2001. (more…)
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“Lo Mantang: Königreich am Rande der Einsamkeit” by Bernhard Müller

“Lo Mantang: Königreich am Rande der Einsamkeit” by Bernhard Müller

Lo Mantang, also called Mustang, is north of the Himalayan mountain range with the over 8,000 m high mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. For a long time foreigners are not allowed to travel to this kingdom. A visit is now possible but only on foot or by helicopter. The author returned to Mustang and describes his multiday trekking in the book. (more…)
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