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Tibet

 
Dawa Norbu (Author) Yeshi Choedon (Author)
Synopsis The very mention of Tibet evokes in the mind of the reader the image of a nation perilously situated in a geo-political matrix caught in the crossfire of history. However, this book reaches beyond immediate history to narrate Tibet's fascinating story of multiple traditions overlaid with legend, folklore, religious ceremony and festivals, and a natural beauty which leaves the onlooker breathless. The history of the periods prior to and following the emergence of a theocratic polity, permeating every aspect of society in a world increasingly marked by the declining influence of religion, are some of the themes skillfully woven into this book. Tibetan life, culture and society are revealed through outstanding photographs which dramatize a scenography of snows and deserts, of civilisational adventure and happenings of this, the "roof of the world", The illustrations provide that rich synthesis of history, tradition and popular memory with everyday fables and symbolisms which make the country come alive. This is the book's promise: Tibet will "appear" and the reader will be held captive of this appearance.
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About the authors

Dawa Norbu

Dawa Norbu, born in Tibet and educated at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, received his doctorate at the University of California (Berkeley) and also taught at the San Francisco State University. Presently he is Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Fellow of East Asian Studies, University of Durham, UK. Widely regarded as an expert in his field, Dawa Norbu has many published works to his credit, amongst which the renowned.

Yeshi Choedon

Yeshi Choedon, at present involved in a post-doctoral research project at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is the author of a book on China and the United Nations. She taught Political Science and International Relations at the Sikkim Government College, Gangtok, for seven years. She has authored several scholarly articles, and presented papers in many international seminars on the status of human rights in Tibet.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tibet
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.05.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 1855019523
length 96p., 23cm.

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