The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong

The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong

The Dalai Lama's Brother and His Struggle for Tibet

Book - 2015
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Traces the life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama's older brother, who became the center of the Tibetan independence movement following his brother's exile, providing details on their childhood and the political crisis that has brought him face to face with such leaders as Chiang Kai-shek and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610392891
1610392892
Characteristics: xxviii, 353 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Thurston, Anne F.

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lauk
Aug 07, 2015

Recommended for readers interested in the history of the Tibet issue. In addition to the facts, Thondup also elaborates on the frustration he had in his role as a deal broker. Interestingly enough, the problems did not always come from the communist side. However, the genocide that the communist committed is undeniable.

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Aug 07, 2015

We get ourselves in unnecessary trouble by doing things our way without regard for the other side. Eventually, the suspicion with which the Chinese view the world may destroy them. But we Tibetan may destroy ourselves, too. [...] We even have a proverb about this: Tibetans are ruined by hope, Chinese are ruined by suspicion.

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