In 1819 Alexander Csoma de Koros, a Hungarian scholar, set off on a 30-year odyssey in search of his own identity, or rather of the origins of the Magyar people.
He ended up in Ladakh, where, through a bizane sequence of events, he found himself decoding the mysteries of Tibetan culture for the British government.
The desire to travel, as Edward Fox so deftly illustrates, can be a terrible burden on the soul.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 08/05/2001
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780571208050