Under the Painted Eyes - A Story of Nepal

Under the Painted Eyes - A Story of Nepal

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Author: Ferd Mahler
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 426
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120816838

Description

The three novels in this book are set in the shadow of the great Himalayan Mountains and against the background tapestry of Nepal's fascinating history and rich culture.

Fictional and historical characters live, love, fight and worship under the watching eyes of the Adi Buddha, which are painted on the torans of the Swayamghunath and the Bodhnath and other ancient temples. The novels - The Gurkha King, The Great Mountain Weep and The Rising Mist - tell of romance and love over the centuries and the happiness and the tragedy they bring. There are the golden-roofed pagodas and the exotic festivals, intrigue, war and massacre, and the abuse of power and finally the successful struggle for democracy in modern times.