The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

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Author: Jamyang Norbu
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 285
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233698


An exciting, often richly humorous detective story, this book narrates the adventures of the great detective in India and Tibet and also evokes the romance of Kipling's India.

In 1891, a horrified British public learnt that Sherlok Holmes - in a last deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty - had perished at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Two years later, popular demand made Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informs a stunned Dr Waston: I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa.

This is all the world has known of Sherlock Holmes's journey to the East. Jamyang Norbu - an avid reader of Kipling and Doyle - decides to take the matter in his hands; to investigate Holmes's stay in Lhasa, Tibet. What he unearths is the Manadla, written by a wily Bengali scholar, Hurrie Chunder Mookerjee, Holmes's travelling companion. The Mandala holds the key to the mystery and reveals Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing that it is difficult to resist.


Jamyang Norbu is renowned as one of the best Tibetan writers at work today, principally on account of his polemic essays. In the Mandala of Sherlock Holmes he has produced a scintillating, learned and extremely skillful work of fiction, revealing the secret of Holmes's missing years in India and Tibet. Read this, and your view of the great detective will never be the same again. - - Patrick French, Author of Younghusband and Liberty or Death