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  Burma - Off the Beaten Track  
Following the publication in 2000 of the book “Burma – A Journey of Discovery in the World of Myanmar”, Weishaupt Verlag, Gnas, is now presenting a further volume by Ingrid Horstmann, describing in words and pictures her love of the landscape, culture and people of Burma. This time the author ventures off the beaten track, accompanied by Manfred Schramm’s text, which presents the impressions of her journey in a personal narrative form. Her journey follows a north-south axis. Whether by air, jeep, bus or boat, Ingrid Horstmann shuns no trouble, no bureaucratic obstacle and also no personal hardship in order to lead the reader into mysterious, still difficult to reach regions – to the jade cutting works, for instance, or the ruby and gold mines of Kachin State. The New Year festival of the Nagas is described in striking impressions, as are the magic of the tattoos worn by the women of the Chin mountains, a reminder of the capricious power of early rulers, or the unchanged lives of the rural minorities in the eastern mountains. The Shan Plateau is starting point for the multifaceted picture stories of the „balloon, Buddha and boat“ festivals that take place there, before the journey ends in the South, with the fishermen who, from their colourfully flag-bedecked boats, cast their nets in time-honoured ritual.
Questions about the meaning and the future of Burma, a country which increasingly draws the attention of the outside world, are put by Ingrid Horstmann from the perspective of a painstaking and sensitive inquirer who holds fast to her unique devotion to this country and its people.
 
 
 
 
 
Burma - A journey of discovery into the world of Myanmar
Photography: Ingrid Horstmann
Text: Wolfgang Willaschek
2001

2.Edition distributed by ASIA BOOKS CO, LTD, Bangkok

 

 

 

   

 

  Burma - A journey of discovery into the world of Myanmar  
 
Burma - A journey of discovery into the world of Myanmar
Photography: Ingrid Horstmann
Text: Wolfgang Willaschek
Publisher: Weishaupt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Entdeckungsreise in die Welt von Myanmar  
   
Calendar 1999 „Development of a journey through time", Edition Neureuter, München
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Vietnam   Vietnam, 1999, Times Edition

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
The way to a happy life
Walter Lübeck & Ingrid Horstmann
Verlag Kleine Schritte, 1997
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
    Myanmar / Burma erzählt. - 25 zeitgenössische Kurzgeschichten
mit Fotografien von Ingrid Horstmann
Schröder, Klaus R; Noack, Georg
Reise-Know-How Verlag Erika Därr u. Klaus Därr, 2013
 
© Ingrid Horstmann