The Superhuman Life of Gesar of Ling

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Kessinger Publishing, 2010 - 400 pages
1934. The Gesar of Ling Epic is the Iliad of Central Asia. The origin of the work has come under much discussion. Some declare it is Buddhist, others see in it a solar myth that symbolizes winter and spring. The version presented here was the result of the author having the opportunity to hear the story told by the wandering Rhapsodists and was then able to note down their recitations.

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English translation of a Tibetan epic (also widely known in Mongol) about a legendary hero king who may have a historical basis Read full review

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An indomitable traveler, singer, journalist, and religious adept, Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969) was awarded a Gold Medal by the Geographical Society of Paris and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

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