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Shah, Tahir

Overview
Works: 87 works in 272 publications in 14 languages and 6,240 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Travel writing  Folklore  Documentary films  Religious films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Editor, Arranger, Author of introduction, Other
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The flying carpet : adventures in a biplane from Timbuktu to Everest and beyond by Richard Halliburton( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Journey to Mecca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 391 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 181 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 142 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 91 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
Journey through Namibia by Mohamed Amin( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het huis van de kalief : leven in een Marokkaans paleis by Tahir Shah( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de aankoop en restauratie van een paleis in een volkswijk in Casablanca
House of the Tiger King : a jungle obsession by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Spanish Conquistadors swept through Peru in the sixteenth century, they were searching for great golden treasure. In 1572, they stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba, only to find the city deserted, burned, and already stripped of its wealth. According to legend the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent city in an inaccessible quarter of the cloud forest." "For more than four centuries explorers and adventurers, archaeologists and warrior-priests have searched for the gold and riches of the Incas, and this lost city of Paititi, known by the local Machiguenga tribe as 'The House of the Tiger King."
In search of King Solomon's mines by Tahir Shah( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 30 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
Le syndrome de Paris by Tahir Shah( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of her fifth birthday, Miki Suzuki's grandfather gave her an unusual gift - the fragment of a story. The tale told of a magical realm where all the women were beautiful, dressed in the finest gowns, and where the men had the looks of movie stars. This place, young Miki learned, was a city in far off Europe - a city called Paris. The story took seed in Miki's mind and, over twenty years, she became quite obsessed with the French capital. Having studied its history, language, and traditions, she vowed that one day she would venture there. As the others in the tour group looked on in horror, the telltale signs of a rare and disturbing condition began to manifest themselves - a condition known as 'Paris Syndrome'. -- Amazon website
Journey to Mecca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His journey presents a picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Ibn Battuta's first Hajj. The story is bookended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world
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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One winter night in 1815, a young illiterate American seaman named Robert Adams was discovered half-naked and starving on the snow-bound streets of London. His skin seared from years in the African desert, he claimed to have been a guest of the King of Timbuctoo. The thought of an American claiming anything - let alone the greatest prize in exploration - was abhorrent in the extreme. Closing ranks against their unwelcome American guest, the British Establishment lampooned his tale, and began a campaign of discrediting him, one that continues even today
Three essays by Tahir Shah( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Scorpion soup : a story in a story by Tahir Shah( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English 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
The complete collection of travel literature by Tahir Shah( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kumbh mela : greatest show on earth : an essay by Tahir Shah( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shah travels to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Nazca Lines in search of the truth behind the legendary birdmen
 
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The Middle East bedside book
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The Middle East bedside bookCultural research : papers on regional cultures and culture-mixingSorcerer's apprenticeIn Arabian nights : a caravan of Moroccan dreamsJourney through NamibiaHouse of the Tiger King : a jungle obsessionIn search of King Solomon's minesA year in CasablancaTrail of feathers : in search of the birdmen of Peru
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

طاهر شاه

طاہر شاہ

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