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Voices in Exile

Rajiv Mehrotra (Editor)

There 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 compassiona rare achievement in human history. For more than fifty 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 exilewriting with passion, hope and despairon 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.


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About the author

Rajiv Mehrotra

Rajiv Mehrotra was educated at the universities of Delhi, Oxford and Columbia. For over three decades he has been a familiar face on public television, notably as the anchor of an in-depth, one-on-one talk show. He is presently secretary/trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and managing trustee of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. He is Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality, a trustee of the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture, and has served on the governing councils of the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Film and Television Institute of India. As an independent Documentary film-maker, he has won several international and national awards. He was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum at Davos. Rajiv is the author of The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters and is currently working on a biography of the Dalai Lama.

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Title Voices in Exile
Format Softcover
Date published: 18.05.2013
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 9788129123893
length xxii+265p.; 22cm.