By Andrew Cowe with a Forward by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
When the Dalai Lama was just fifteen China invaded Tibet and full political power was foisted on him. Despite a meeting with Mao and numerous efforts towards a peaceful agreement with the invaders, in 1959 the Dalai Lama was forced to flee his country.
Pursued by chinese troops he and his family undertook a tortuous trek to safety through the mountains, only to hear when he arrived in India the news of tens of thousands Tibetans slaughtered, and 6,000 desecrated monasteries.
In this book the author, Andrew Crowe, meets a young Chinese tourist on the Potala Palace roof in 2002 and tells her about the Dalai Lama’s early life. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs, ink drawings and maps.
Photo of Potala Palace by Patrick
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