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HIMALAYAN VIGNETTES: THE GARHWAL AND SIKKIM TREKS
By Naoroji, Kekoo.
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2003. 236 pp, 200+ b/w and color photos, 6 maps. The author lived in Bombay and was one of the first mountaineering trekkers into the Indian Himalaya, in 1952 and 1958. This incredible book reproduces hitherto unseen photos of these magnificent peaks, from the Valley of Flowers to Nanda Devi, Nilkantha, Trisul, Changabang Kamet and other magnificent places of the Indian Himalaya.

In the 1950s Himalayan trekking was not as popular as it is now. The network of roads deep into the Himalayas did not exist and the hills were more pristine and undeveloped than they are today. The approaches to the high peaks were on foot from the road heads which were then at a comparatively low altitude, and routes to the interior took a considerably longer time than they do now. Even today, the extreme northwest area of Sikkim and some hidden valleys and peaks of Garhwal are not frequently traveled or well-known. In this context Kekoo Naoroji's extensive treks in Garhwal and Sikkim present a fascinating written and pictorial record of the area. The spectacular black-and-white and color photographs are beautifully composed to reflect those early days of exploration and the onset of interest in the Himalayas among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.

Himalayan Vignettes is a large format photo journal published with the support of the Himalayan Club. What is surprising about the excellent photographs is that most of them were taken with a modest F 3.5 Kodak Retina Camera. Two pioneering treks are described by Naoroji from his notes and diaries made at the time. These journeys were obviously an inspiration to a generation of Himalayan Club members and the excellent photographs are an inspiration for anyone interested in the Himalayas.

New Large format Hardcover with dust jacket.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. The freedom to trek/Pheroza J. Godrej. The Dosa and Kekoo I know/Kerse Naoroji. Kekoo Naoroji and the Himalayan club/Jagdish Nanavati. Garhwal: 1. Kekoo’s Garhwal trek : September-December 1952/Jagdish Nanavati. 2. Garhwal photographs/Kekoo Naoroji. Sikkim: 1. Kekoo’s Sikkim diary. 2. Sikkim black and white photographs/Kekoo Naoroji. 3. Sikkim colour photographs/Kekoo Naoroji: 1. Approaches to Lachen. 2. Approaches to Green Lake and Zemu Glacier. 3. Around Green Lake and Zemu Glacier. 4. Nepal Gap Glacier and around. 5. Thieu La and beyond to northwest Sikkim. 6. Return via Lhonak Chu. Maps. List of places.

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