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Virtual Book Talk with Erika Fatland: The Border

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 04 Apr 2023 12:00 PM
End date: 04 Apr 2023 02:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave
City / town: New York City
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Name: Scandinavia House
Email: info@amscan.org
Phone: 2127793587
Homepage: www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/high/

Join a virtual discussion with bestselling Norwegian author Erika Fatland (The Border and Sovietistan) on her epic new book, High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China, out now from Pegasus Books!

The Himalaya weaves through five very different countries, where the world religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are mixed with ancient shamanic religions. Countless languages and vastly different cultures live in the secluded mountain valleys; modernity and tradition collide, and great powers fight for influence. We often read about mountain climbers traversing their way up Mount Everest, and about travelers on spiritual quests at Buddhist monasteries. But how much do we know about the people living in the Himalaya?

In today’s program, Fatland will discuss this captivating new travelogue, which invites us into her close encounters with the many peoples of the region while also taking us on a dizzying, high-altitude trip through incredible landscapes and their dramatic, unknown histories.

The event will take place via Zoom. Registration is required.