India China and Lure of the Himalayas

India China and Lure of the Himalayas     Himalayas, “abode in the snow,” have shaped the cultures of the people living in their shadows. Some of the holiest places of worship lie in the vast landscape of mountain and snow. The mountains are revered and worshiped by the two religions that have their roots in the Himalayas, Hinduism and Buddhism. Some of the greatest rivers in the World, the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Satluj emanate from the Himalayas. The Great Himalayas are also a strategic barrier that has remained unbreached throughout history. In 1841, Dogra General Zorawar Singh, known as, “Little Napoleon,” forayed across Ladakh on to the Tibetan plateau, the harsh cold and long logistics chain led to the failure of the expedition but the D...
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