Title:Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land
Publisher:Penguin Books India
Edition:First Penguin Edition
Remarks:Map, Notes, Bibliography and Index.
Size:128 x 198 mm
From the author of "India: A Portrait", Patrick French's "Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land" has been acclaimed as the book that showed the real Tibet for the first time. Tibet has long fascinated the West, but what really lies beyond our romantic image of a Buddhist mountain kingdom of peace and spirituality? Travelling through the country, French meets warrior monks, nomads and a nun secretly fighting Chinese communist rule, but also young Tibetans with a more pragmatic attitude to their situation. Interweaving these encounters with little-known stories of war and turmoil from Tibet's past, he reveals a more nuanced, fascinating and surprising picture of this complex place than any other book has done.