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Tibet in Exile

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9789814217729
Author(s): Jane Perkins
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2010
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet Pty Ltd
Dimensions: 286 x 24 x 227 (w x l x h)
Pages: 152

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Tibet has been a land shrouded in medievalism and mysticism for centuries, ruled from the fabled Potala Palace by the reincarnation of a god-king, the Dalai Lama. Incredible accounts from the earliest explorers recount tales of lamas levitating to change mind and matter, of yogi's meditating in mountain caves without sleep or sustenance for years, and of shamans blowing human thighbone horns to stop hail or bring rain have established Tibet in the curious eyes of the outside world as a fantastical Himalayan Shangri La. Whether myth or reality, this Tibet no longer exists. With the Chinese communist invasion of 1950 came the end of a unique and timeless culture and lifestyle. Within less than 30 years, the majority of the country's population had been forced from their homes. Dispersing across the world, especially into India, they carried with them the very culture and traditions that today are in danger of being obliterated by the ruling majority of China. 'Tibet In Exile' is a photographic record of life for the Dalai Lama and his people in exile. The introductory text traces the history of Tibet and is illustrated with valuable historic photographs.
The internationally renowned Magnum photographer Raghu Rai has compiled a unique pictorial essay on the Tibetan refugees and their leader in India. A decade has passed since the first edition was published. This new edition of 'Tibet in Exile' features an update on the leader and his proud people, revealing the vibrancy and co Please click here to ask a question
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