New PDF release: Beyond the Devil's Teeth: Journeys in Gondwanaland

By Tahir Shah

ISBN-10: 0863040292

ISBN-13: 9780863040290

ISBN-10: 1291497129

ISBN-13: 9781291497120

"Forty-five million years in the past, the supercontinent of Gondwanaland break up aside. This created what at the moment are referred to as India, Africa and South the USA. the large landmass used to be named after the Gond humans of India. assembly a Gond storyteller on a trip to Bombay, Tahir Shah heard their old saga. He vowed to go to all 3 elements of Gondwanaland. As he travelled he met a rare variety of wanderers and expatriates, attended magical ceremonies and sought legendary treasures. Roughing it many of the manner, Shah's expeditions go through sweltering India and Pakistan, Uganda and Rwanda, Kenya and Liberia, Brazil and eventually Argentina's Patagonian glaciers.

Roughing it for many of the adventure, Shah shared his travels and his stories with a diverting mixture of eccentric and wonderful characters, from Osman and Prideep, Bombay's solution to Laurel and Hardy, to Oswaldo Rodrigues Oswaldo, a good became out Patagonian model of Danny De Vito.

About the Author

"Tahir Shah is the writer of fifteen books, lots of which chronicle quite a lot of outlandish trips via Africa, Asia and the Americas. For him, there is not anything so very important as decoding the hidden underbelly of the lands during which he travels. Shunning well-trodden vacationer paths, he avoids celebrated landmarks, who prefer as a substitute to put himself on a hectic highway nook or in a dusty café and detect existence pass by way of. Insisting that we will be able to all be explorers, he says there is wonderment to be stumbled on anyplace we're - it truly is only a topic of seeing the realm with clean eyes.

Shah's imminent novel, TIMBUCTOO, is galvanized by means of a real lifestyles story from centuries in the past. the tale of the 1st Christian to enterprise to Timbuctoo and again - a tender illiterate American sailor - it's been an obsession on the grounds that Shah came upon it within the bowels of the London Library 20 years ago.

He lately released a set of his entitled TRAVELS WITH MYSELF, a physique of labor as different and as any, with reportage items as various because the ladies on America's demise Row, to the rigors and tribulations of his stumble upon in a Pakistani torture jail.

Another contemporary paintings, IN ARABIAN NIGHTS, appears at how tales are utilized in cultures akin to Morocco, as a matrix in which info, values and concepts are handed on from one new release to the subsequent. That publication follows at the heels of the distinguished CALIPH'S residence: A yr in Casablanca, lauded as certainly one of Time Magazine's most sensible 10 Books of the year.

His different works contain an epic quest via Peru's cloud woodland for the best misplaced urban of the Incas (HOUSE OF THE TIGER KING), in addition to a trip via Ethiopia looking for the resource of King Solomon's gold (IN seek OF KING SOLOMON'S MINES). ahead of that, Shah released an account of a trip during the Amazon at the path of the Birdmen of the Amazon (TRAIL OF FEATHERS), in addition to a publication of his stories in India, as a godman's student (SORCERER'S APPRENTICE).

Tahir Shah's books have seemed in thirty languages and in additional than seventy variants. they're celebrated for his or her unique standpoint, and for combining hassle with bright description.

He additionally makes documentary movies, that are proven around the world on nationwide Geographical tv, and The heritage Channel. the newest, misplaced TREASURE OF AFGHANISTAN, has been screened on British television and proven all over the world. whereas getting to know the programme Shah was once arrested together with his movie staff and incarcerated in a Pakistani torture penitentiary, the place they spent 16 terrifying days and nights.

His different documentaries contain: residence OF THE TIGER KING, look for THE misplaced urban OF GOLD, and the quest FOR KING SOLOMON'S MINES. And, as well as documentaries, Shah writes for the massive display. His most sensible recognized paintings during this style is the award-winning Imax function trip TO MECCA, telling the story of the fourteenth century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta's first pilgrimage to Mecca.

Tahir Shah lives at Dar Khalifa, Casablanca.

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