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The Exalting Heights Stories of my Himalayan Adventures

Author Name: Anil Windie | Format: Paperback | Genre : Travel | Other Details

This book would be of great interest to any trekker, especially those heading for not-so-conventional routes in Kinnaur, Himachal Himalayas, where most of the book is set. It is a wide range of literature replete with tales that the author experiences on the way, be it a shepherd’s life, accounts of local customs, folklore, the mental status of a wanderer, and nature conservation. More so the book tells about imbibing the wisdom of the Himalayan mountains and describe the act of walking as deep meditation, perils of scaling rough rugged terrains, and exploration as a basic instinct that human being inherit since the cognitive revolution. The tragic loss of the author’s mother forced him to turn his back to the mountains again which he loves the most, for seeking solace and self-introspection. The real test of a raconteur happens when the readers feel as if they are continuing their journey with the author. Will that happen? Just go with this piece of travelogue.

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Anil Windie

Anil 'Windie' was born and raised in a small village, Kotgarh, District Shimla, in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. He did his schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Theog, Shimla, and Canacona, South Goa. He pursued his graduation in Veterinary and Animal Sciences from Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur. He worked as a Veterinary Officer in different parts of District Shimla and the tribal District Kinnaur. Along with his professional obligations as a field veterinarian, he revels in exploring remote, less accessible regions of hill state as an amateur trekker. He is well versed in the perils and difficulties of living in mountainous terrain. He is a relentless blogger and a few of his articles have been published in Wildlife Week magazine. He is a firm believer that 'exploration' is deeply ingrained in human beings' very own existence. He is always vocal about the conservation of the fragile Himalayan ecosystem and the livelihood of its inhabitants. This is his first work in literature. Presently he lives in Rampur Bushahar, Himachal Pradesh.

 

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