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THE BATTLE OF ROSES

by HARISH KAPADIA

  • Category History
  • Format Hardcover
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 495
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 232 pages
  3. Date: 2010

ABOUT THIS BOOK

For twenty five years, several thousand troops from the armies of India and Pakistan have faced each other in an undeclared war in the vast expanse of the Siachen glacier. Siachen is the world’s longest non-polar glacier. This uninhabited area did not feature in the negotiations between India and Pakistan after the wars fought by them in 1949 (Ceasefire Line): 1965 (Tashkent Agreement); and 1972 (Shimla Agreement and the Line of Control).

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Editor of the Himalayan Journal, recipient of the Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, and Honorary member of the British Alpine Club, Harish Kapadia has skillfully combined historical, georaphical and practical guidance to increase our understanding of the Himalayan region through 15 books and several articles. In the four decades of his mountaineering career, he has climbed more than 30 Himalayan peaks, many of them first ascents. As an expedition leader, he has initiated several joint expeditions with climbers from the United Kingdom, Frace, Japan and the United States to explore the Indian Himalayas.