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VOICES IN EXILE

by Rajiv Mehrotra

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2389-3
  2. Pages: 288 pages
  3. Date: April 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Th ere are an estimated 150,000 Tibetans in exile around the world, primarily in
India, who have no country to call their own. Together, they have kept the issue
of Tibet alive on the global agenda through non-violence and compassion—a
rare achievement in human history. For more than fi fty years in exile, they
have continued to maintain their identity in the face of assimilation, under the
guidance of their spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
How do those who have lived all their lives in exile view Tibet? What do they
want of their nation? How do they reconcile their ancient culture with modern
progress? In this book, contemporary Tibetans speak about what it means to be
a Tibetan today. Ranging from contributions by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
and his democratically elected political successor, Lobsang Sangay, to pieces by
Tibetans from around the world, this book is a compilation of diverse voices in
exile—writing with passion, hope and despair—on issues of culture, language,
identity and integration. Powerful and thought-provoking, Voices in Exile is a
sensitive portrayal of a community torn asunder by violence.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Rajiv Mehrotra is Trustee and Secretary of the Foundation for Universal
Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has been closely associated
with the Tibetan community in exile in India for many years. He is also an
award-winning documentary fi lm-maker and the author of several books. He is
currently Managing Trustee of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust in Delhi.