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Shah, Tahir

Overview
Works: 71 works in 243 publications in 16 languages and 6,840 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Folklore  Religious films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Travel writing  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DT310.2, 916.40453
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tahir Shah
Journey to Mecca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Ibn Battuta's first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world
The Middle East bedside book( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural research : papers on regional cultures and culture-mixing( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world shrunk by speedier travel, cultures impinge more readily upon alien cultures. Such impacts bring about change. The examples in this book show some societies declining as a result, some thriving -- and something of the efforts to encompass the resulting complex situations within an international legal framework. --From publisher's description
Sorcerer's apprentice by Tahir Shah( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the author's quest for, and initiation into, the brotherhood of Indian godmen .. a journey which took him from Calcutta to Madras, from Bangalore to Bombay, in search of the miraculous
In Arabian nights : a caravan of Moroccan dreams by Tahir Shah( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steeped in history, Morocco is a kingdom of rich textures, aromatic spices and magical beliefs - a vibrant bridge between the Orient and the Occident. And arriving there can be like stepping into the world of A Thousand and One Nights: a place ruled by ancient codes of honour, duty, chivalry, respect - values that have been handed down from generation to generation through the telling of stories. Long fascinated by this, Tahir Shah explores his adoptive country in a way that has never been done before: observing it from the inside out, through this ancient use of stories as teaching tools
The Caliph's house by Tahir Shah( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Tahir Shah decided to follow his dream of buying and restoring a vast crumbling ruin of a palace in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, he soon learned that he and his family had bought a great deal more than they'd bargained for. For one thing, Dar Khalifa, or the Caliph's House, came equipped with three guardians inherited from the previous owner. But that wasn't all. In Morocco, an empty house attracts jinns - invisible, often mischievous, sometimes malign spirits - and Dark Khalifa seemed to have attracted more than its fair share." "In The Caliph's House, Shah tells the story of his family's first year in Casablanca, of their tumultuous time learning Moroccan ways, renovating the house, and exorcizing its jinns. Shah's search for the craftsmen, artisans and array of other people and things needed to put the house in order leads him out into this exotic, mysterious kingdom, to Tangier, Fez, Marrakech, the High Atlas mountains and the Sahara. It also sends him on another journey - in the footsteps of a grandfather he never really knew."--BOOK JACKET
Journey through Namibia by Mohamed Amin( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of the Tiger King : a jungle obsession by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1572, the Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba in Peru, searching for golden treasure, only to find the city deserted, burned and already stripped of its wealth. Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent, secret city. For centuries, explorers, adventurers and archaeologists have searched for the lost city and its gold, known by locals as "The House of the Tiger King". Falling victim to this obsession himself, Tahir Shah selects a motley team of desperados for an expedition into the dense jungle in search of the lost city. As his thrilling but ultimately hapless quest unfolds, Shah is drawn to considering why such legends are so enduring
The flying carpet : adventures in a biplane from Timbuktu to Everest and beyond by Richard Halliburton( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In search of King Solomon's mines by Tahir Shah( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shah is an uproariously funny writer. THE NEW YORK TIMES King Solomon, the Bible's wisest king, built a temple at Jerusalem that was said to be more fabulous than any other landmark in the ancient world and was heavily adorned with gold from Ophir. The precise location of this legendary land has been one of history's great unsolved mysteries. While in Jerusalem, Tahir Shah bought a map showing the location of King Solomon's mines. It persuaded him to take up the quest to find the lost mines, leading him to Ethiopia. Shah's account of his journey in search of the facts behind the fiction is every bit as exciting as Rider Haggard's classic adventure novel KING SOLOMON'S MINES
Der Zauberlehrling von Kalkutta : Reise durch das magische Indien by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris Syndrome by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PARIS SYNDROME is a novel about a Japanese woman who visits the French capital and is struck down with the curious condition, known as 'Paris Syndrome'
Viaggio nell'India magica by Tahir Shah( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trail of feathers : in search of the birdmen of Peru by Tahir Shah( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shah travels to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Nazca Lines in search of the truth behind the legendary birdmen
Reise durch Namibia by Mohamed Amin( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertaining and illuminating, Tahir Shah's chronicle takes readers on a lively adventure through the magical, multifaceted country that is Morocco
Legends of the fire spirits : Jinn and genies from Arabia to Zanzibar by Robert W Lebling( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernatural, shape-shifting figures have been given many names over the ages - genie, demon, spirit, ghoul, shaitan and jinn. Those who have seen them believe jinn shadow us in our daily lives, causing endless mischief, providing amazing services and sometimes inducing sheer terror. Legends of the Fire Spirits explores the enduring phenomenon of the jinn. From North Africa to Central Asia, from the Mediterranean to sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, this riveting book draws on long-forgotten ancient testimonies, medieval histories, colonial records, anthropologists' reports and travellers' tales to explore the different types of jinn
A jungle obsession by Tahir Shah( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El aprendiz de brujo : viaje a la India mágica by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timbuctoo : being a singular and most animated account of an illiterate American sailor, taken as a slave in the great Zahara and, after trials and tribulations aplenty, reaching London where he narrated his tale by Tahir Shah( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, Europe's great explorers were sent out to find Timbuctoo, a city supposedly built from pure gold. Most of them never returned alive. At the height of the Timbuctoo Mania, 200 years ago, an illiterate American sailor was found on the streets of snowbound London, claiming to have been taken there as a white slave
 
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Cultural research : papers on regional cultures and culture-mixing
Alternative Names
Šāh, Ṭāhir 1966-

Šahs, Tahirs, 1966-

Shah, Taher 1966-

Tachiras Šachas

Tahir Shah.

Tahir Shah britischer Journalist und Dokumentarfilmer

Tahir Shah Brits schrijver

שאה, טהיר

طاہر شاہ

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Cultural research : papers on regional cultures and culture-mixingSorcerer's apprenticeIn Arabian nights : a caravan of Moroccan dreamsThe Caliph's houseJourney through NamibiaHouse of the Tiger King : a jungle obsessionThe flying carpet : adventures in a biplane from Timbuktu to Everest and beyondIn search of King Solomon's mines