Incredible experience on the Silk Route

It’s that time of the year when everyone looks to create their own travel stories. It is with the idea to get a glimpse of the adventure and the thrill that grows from the travel bug Niyogi Books is coming up with astounding travel saga titled ‘Beyond The Himalayas: Journeying Through The Silk Route’ by Goutam Ghose. The author has captured his epic journey through tracing the Silk Route in this film book based on his 1996 documentary Beyond the Himalayas.

The Silk Route comprised a network of trade routes that connected the East and West in the past. It was the fulcrum of cultural interaction between the regions it connected for several centuries. The Silk Route was so named because of the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length. This ancient trade route is of great historic importance for it helped shape the modern world by facilitating trade between China and the West. The exchange of ideas and culture that the Silk Road promoted had a significant impact, especially on different religions, Buddhism and art. Today it is a popular destination for tourists wishing to retrace the steps of merchants, travellers and explorers of yore on a route steeped in history and culture.


There is no abode on the earth more beautiful and fascinating than the Himalayas. This heavenly place has always enthralled travelers, photographers, and writers worldwide for prolong time. This unique piece of wonder traces the enthralling beauty of Himalayas via silk route experienced by Goutam Ghose and Michael Haggiag and as an acclaimed cinematographer Goutam has captured There is no abode on the earth more beautiful and fascinating than the Himalayas. This heavenly breathtakingly beautiful images of a road less travelled.



Niyogi Books takes immense pleasure in launching the book at Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata in the esteemed presence of Kunal Basu (Author & Academic), Aparna Sen(Actress, Filmmaker & Editor) & Jawahar Sircar (Former CEO, Prasar Bharti) who will be in conversation with author Goutam Ghose. The session will be chaired/moderated by Samik Bandyopadhyay (Indian art, theatre and film critic).