PUBLICATION DATE: 13-11-2014
George Chattington adopted Buddhism and became fascinated by Tibet as a young man. He travelled extensively in historic Tibet with his wife on five occasions, including completing the gruelling pilgrimage circumambulation of Mount Kailas in remote west Tibet, and a clandestine journey through forbidden east Tibet. His account of these travels is enhanced by the frequently pithy comments extracted from his wife’s contemporary journal. The book celebrates Tibetan culture and religion and is a cry against the oppression of the Tibetan people by the Chinese domination of the Land Of Snows. It is illustrated with a small selection of the author’s own spectacular photographs of the Tibetan landscape and people. The book also contains a selected bibliography of Tibet resources, including web addresses for his complete collection of Tibet photographs.
George Chattington has been a keen photographer since his teenage years and an avid traveller for four decades, with a particular interest in the countries of Asia. He has travelled widely in Burma, China, India and Vietnam, and is currently working on a book about his travels in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon