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Colin Thubron - To A Mountain in Tibet

To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron.

Mount Kailas in Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists as the mystic heart of the world. In To a Mountain in Tibet, Colin Thubron reached Kailas on foot along the Karnali River, the highest source of the Ganges. Combing travel book and memoir, Thubron leads the reader into a desperately wild and beautiful landscape, the culture of contemporary Tibet and on a personal pilgrimage in the wake of his mother's death.

In conversation with Martin Brauen, Chief Curator, Rubin Museum of Art. Followed by a book sale and signing.

"It is the poignant evocation of his mother and sister, interwoven with his profound respect for the Tibetan culture and landscape, that make Thubron's memoir an utterly moving read"'Publisher's Weekly

Colin Thubron is the author of Among the Russians, Behind the Wall, The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia, and the bestselling Shadow of the Silk Road.

Co-sponsored by the Rubin Museum of Art

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Event Details

Tue 8 Mar 2011
1:30pm - 3:30pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society and RMA members; $12 seniors and students w/ID; $15 nonmembers