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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 17TH, AUGUST, 2019


Beyond The Himalayas: 
Journeying Through The Silk Route 
By - Goutam Ghose & Michael Haggiag 

ISBN : 9789386906892   
Price : Rs. 1250.00

About the Book :----------------------------------- 
Filmmaker goutam Ghose was part of the central Asian expedition organised by major H.Br.S Ahluwalia in 1994, The first of its kind. They undertook an arduous 14, 000 km journey through central Asia, China and Tibet tracing the ancient trade route. Ghose captured this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as a five-part series in his film beyond the Himalayas (1996). This film book is a pictorial chronicle of ghosts incredible experience on the silk route. Much of the text is the narration of the original soundtrack of the series which has been adapted for the benefit of book readers. His lens captures breath-taking visuals of a less travelled road. The tapestry of history, travel anecdotes, local legends and Titanic characters lend a cinematic quality to the whole narrative. The fabled past and the present are intercut by cinematic jumps in this fascinating record of an enduring memory in the collective consciousness of the history of mankind.

About the Author :----------------------------------------------------------
Goutam Ghose launched into documentaries, group theatre and photo journalism in 1973. His second documentary, Hungry Autumn, won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival in 1978. Since then he has made a number of feature films, including Paar and Moner Manush to name a few. He has also produced documentaries on several distinguished personalities such as Ustad Bismillah Khan, Satyajit Ray and the Dalai Lama. A noted cinematographer and music director, he has a number of advertisements, corporate and short films to his credit too. He has won sixteen National Awards, besides Film fare Awards and a number of international awards like Silver Balloon, Nantes Film Festival, UNESCO Award at Venice, Golden Semurg at Tashkent, UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival, Fipresci Award, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival and Golden Peacock at IFFI. He is the only Indian to win the coveted Vittorio De Sica Award and was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of Italian Solidarity in 2006. Cover photographs by Goutam Ghose Cover design by Pinaki De.
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