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The Sowers of Joy: Caroline Riegel

The Sowers of Joy: Caroline Riegel

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The Sowers of Joy: Caroline Riegel

W032322 | $80.00 / 10% library disc.

Editions Hemeria, Paris, 2021.

224 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.); ref. ill. (chiefly col.). 24 x 30 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9782490952182

As she crosses Asia on her own, the path of a 30-year-old French girl accidentally crosses that of a unique religious community, tiny and composed exclusively of women. They live in Puntsokling: one of the ten totally destitute Buddhist nunneries of Zanskar, a valley on the edge of the Himalayas in northwestern India, still isolated from the rest of the country by its inhospitable geography. This meeting at the end of the world will change the course of her existence and, without a doubt, that of the nuns. A revelation and a long human as well as spiritual journey.Caroline Riegel's book is a two-sided journey. Through the story she tells us, we discover both the charm of a unique "tribe" with astonishing sorority (a journey into the intimate) and the masterful beauty of their territory (a journey into the landscapes). But humans are inseparable from the environment in which they live. Here, the harshness of the elements did not generate that of the characters but their dazzling vitality. The hostile environment strengthened hearts, embracing in one movement the spirituality and uncompromising beauty of Nature. Devoid of the superfluous, these Sowers rub shoulders with the essence of the soul, the awareness of Happiness.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Photography -- Women Artists --

Artist(s): Riegel, Caroline

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