Melissa Alton
Florida Air Academy
English Department Chair
Author Jamyang Norbu
Connections to Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
Connections to Kipling's novel Kim
What is a pastiche?
The setting: 19th century India and Tibet
Additional activities
Another detective in Tibet
Additional novels set in the Himalayas

Sherlock Holmes in the Himalayas

In 1999, Tibetan writer and political activist Jamyang Norbu published Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years; The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet.
Also released under the title The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, this pastiche chronicles Holmes's lost years after his supposed death at Reichenbach Falls.

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This site was created by Melissa Alton at the NEH Summer Institute "Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Region," held at the College of the Holy Cross, Summer 2011.