Danilo Di Gangi - As the Indus flows. Travel in Ladakh
As the Indus flows. Travel in Ladakh
In 1993, Danilo di Gangi took his first trip to the north of India, crossing the Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and turbulent Kashmir. Other trips followed in 1995, 1998, 2003 and finally, in a journey both remarkable and tragic, in the summer of 2010.As the Indus Flows is an account of his travels which develops between the stories of the epic, meetings with nomads and local people, through the marvelous architectural testimony of the ancient cultures and the ingrained knowledge of the religious; though the re-emergence of literary characters in the flesh that represent the soul of the land; through the books, precious travel companions and the maps that decipher and interpret; overwhelming emotions and feelings that are absorbed and stories that result in pain and joy, hopes and dreams, between rapid changes that have been imposed by enforced modernization and deep desires to remain connected to tradition.And again, through the memory, that unlocks the past and transforms the journey into a baptism and a rediscovery: all of us connected to the Great Wheel of Life.The text is animated with stylized symbols, crests, photos, mantras and graphics that bring the book to life: visual, imaginative, spiritual. To completely absorb.