(PDF/EPUB) [Chasing the Monk's Shadow] Ú Mishi Saran
REVIEW ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Mishi SaranAfter e RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch reading Richard Bernstein s In the footsteps travelogue of the monkecently and hating it as much the second time as the first time I ead it I was delighted to discover that Mishi Saran had written her own book to trace the travels of the great Chinese translator and monk Xuanzang This book was everything Bernstein s was not She IS FLUENT IN THE LANGUAGE AND VERY RESPECTFUL OF fluent in the language and very espectful of people she encounters along the
WAY A GOOD SPORT AND AA good sport and a spirit she leaves her life in Hong Kong and travels overland from Xian to India along the Silk Road The book was published by Penguin India Books from India always have a familar smell that I can t put my finger on but I like It might emind me of books from my childhood the paper and the fonts Also hand sewn So my eading was eally enjoyable on multiple levels The maps were good and the storytelling fun and positive Not to be missed Detailed Review There are some books that one wishes went on forever for the vicarious experience off. In the seventh century AD the Chinese monk Xuanzang #Set Off On An Epic # off on an epic to India to study Buddhist philosophy from the Indian masters Traveling along the Silk Road braving brigands and blizzards Xuanzang finally eached India where his spiritual uest took him to Buddhist holy places and monasteries throughout Ered 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 pages have been completed the journey promises to stay in my mind It is now exactly a decade since Saran started on her journey to follow
A MONK WHO HAD HIMSELF MADEmonk who had himself made 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 ight 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 oadThe best journeys are those which traverse time and I picked up this book in a small bookstore in Kathmandu after Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey reading the back An Indian woman with a China craze a Chinese Monk with an Indian obsession we had the same schizophrenia the monk and I It seemed logical to take the sameoad The author follows the footsteps of Xuanzang the 7th century buddhist monk who traveled. 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 Asia and the Buddhist sites and now vanished kingdoms in India Pakistan and Afghanistan that Xuanzang wrote Traveling seamlessly back and forth in time between the seventh cent. From China to India to find and translate the Yogacara Buddhist texts She takes the silk oad through Uzbekistan Kyrgstan and Afghanistan into various provinces of India trying to find herself through the monk s eyes The only problem is that the book touches on various historical subjects only a cursory overview which leads the Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent (Updated Edition) reader horribly dissatisfied with her tale of history and thirsting for Mishi Saran traces the enthralling journey of the most famous historian xuangxang after 800 years of his monumental travel to the medivial IndiaThe Mesmer hangs in the atmosphere whileeading this book the eader is filled with a nostalgia something unknown that one longed for previously but forgotten as the times something unknown that one longed for previously but forgotten as the times is forced to enter the eader s memory while scrolling these pages the Adam und Eva im Paradies. Für die fröhlichen Nachkommen aufgezeichnet reader somehow finds himself in the enlightening journey with xuanxuangand the joy of travelOne of the best written travel booksit has managed to make an impact in my lifeA mustead for travel lovers. 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 iveting mix of lively eportage high adventure historical inuiry and personal memoir this delightfully written book is a path breaking travelog. .