“Escape from the Land of Snows” traces the Dalai Lama’s transformation from a naive teenager into the extraordinary world figure he is today. It’s the story of a deeply religious nation forced to take up arms in the name of freedom, and the young ruler who emerges as a spiritual hero after fleeing across the rugged, snow-clad Himalayas for 17 desperate days.
The book came out on 18th January 2011 and brought fresh attention to the Tibetan story.
“Escape from the Land of Snows reads like a great adventure yarn, yet along the way Talty helps us see the Dalai Lama not as statesman or symbol, but as a courageous and terrified young man forced to undergo one of history’s most remarkable and unlikely transformations. We watch as a cloistered, teenage monk is thrust onto the world stage, finds himself in the path of Mao’s juggernaut, and then rises – beyond all expectations – to the monumental task before him. This wonderfully rich narrative should be required reading for anyone who cares about Tibet, the Dalai Lama, or the power of spiritual integrity.”
Greg Mortensen, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Three cups of tea” and the New York Times bestseller “Stones into schools”.
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