Marguerite Alexander, 1 September 1983
Show More A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey.
Cape, 236 pp., £8.50, May 1983, 0 224 02056 0Show More
All of us There by Polly Devlin.
Weidenfeld, 200 pp., £7.95, June 1983, 9780297782247Show More
The Far Side of the Lough: Stories from an Irish Childhood by Polly Devlin and Ian Newsham.
Gollancz, 118 pp., £5.50, June 1983, 0 575 03244 8Show More
“... Ladakh, a mountain region under Kashmiri control which lies between India, Tibet and Pakistan, becomes the object of Andrew Harvey’s quest after he is told by a young Frenchman in Delhi that ‘the mountains of Ladakh have been the setting for Buddhist meditation since three centuries before Christ was born.’ Less spoiled than more accessible Buddhist centres like Benares, it is becoming a magnet for religious adventurers, and the encounter between the young Englishman and the young Frenchman early in the book establishes a pattern ...”