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The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

Jamyang Norbu (Author)
Synopsis Now available in paperback ,this winner of the Crossword Book Award for fiction 2000, is an exciting, often humorous detective story of the adventures of the great detective in India and Tibet. In 1891, a horrified British public learnt that Sherlock Holmes - in a last deadly struggle with the arch criminal Professor Moriarty - has perished at the Reichenbach falls in Switzerland. Two years later popular demand made Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informs a stunned Dr. Watson; I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa. This is all the world has known of Sherlock's Holmes's journey to the east The author Jamyang Norbu - an avid reader of Kipling and Doyle - decides to take the matter in his hand; to investigate Holmes's stay in Lhasa, Tibet. What he unearths ia a Mandala, written by Awiley Bengali scholarHurrie Chunder Mookerjee,Holmes' traveling companionate Mandala holds the key to the mystery and reveals Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing that it is difficult to resist. An exciting, often richly humorous detective story The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes also evokes the romance of Killing's India.
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About the author

Jamyang Norbu

Jamyang Norbu is one of Tibet's foremost writers at work today. HIs novel, the Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, won the prestigious Crossword Book Award, India's equivalent of the Booker Prize, and has been publshed in over a dozen languages. He is also the author of Warriors of Tibet and Performing Traditions of Tibet. The latter reflects his work as an ethnomusicologist and director of the Tibetan Institute of, Performing Arts. Norbu is best known for his polemical writings. the first collection of his political essays, illusion and Reality, was published in 1989. A second collection, Shadow Tibet, is to be released at the end of 2004. Norbu has also written a number of plays as well as a traditional Tibetan opera libertto. He served as a director of the Tibetan Centre for Advanced Studies (the Amnye Machen Institute), which was twice awarded the Poul Lauretzen Freedom Prize of Denmark. Norbu was a member of the Tibetan resistance movement in Mustang on the Nepal Tibet border. He currently lives in Tennessee with his wife and two Daughters.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
Author Jamyang Norbu
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172233647
length 287p.