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The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong
The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet
By Anne F Thurston
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- Hardcover $27.99 $34.99 CAD
- ebook $15.99 $20.99 CAD
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The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong tells the extraordinary story of the Dalai Lama’s family, the exile of the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism from Tibet, and the enduring political crisis that has seen remote and bleakly beautiful Tibet all but disappear as an independent nation-state.
For the last sixty years, Gyalo Thondup has been at the at the heart of the epic struggle to protect and advance Tibet in the face of unreliable allies, overwhelming odds, and devious rivals, playing an utterly determined and unique role in a Cold War high-altitude superpower rivalry. Here, for the first time, he reveals how he found himself whisked between Chiang Kai-shek, Zhou Enlai, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the CIA, as he tried to secure, on behalf of his brother, the future of Tibet.
"...A fascinating and important book...[the book provides] extraordinary insight into Tibet's struggle against China to regain its independence...A crisp and magnetic story."The Wall Street Journal
Full of tales of international intrigue.”Foreign Affairs
A vital narrative of Tibetans' ongoing effort for independence, and Thondup's bravery is commendable.”Publishers Weekly
"Anyone seeking a detailed version of the history, life, and struggles of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and his family will find it here, recounted in an authorial voice that is both conversationally personal and educational."Booklist
heartbreaking, gripping ”South China Morning Post
- On Sale
- Apr 14, 2015
- Page Count
- 384 pages