The Dalai Lama: A Biography

The Dalai Lama: A Biography

by Patricia Cronin Marcello

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Overview

The Dalai Lama is both the living conscience of the Tibetan people and an internationally respected human rights symbol. His high-profile appearances and books have fueled the surging popularity of Buddhism in the United States and throughout the West. This new, up-to-date biography provides insight into the curious and winning personality of the Dalai Lama as a boy and his wisdom as a man. The Buddhist spiritual worlds and the Dalai Lama's rarified role are engagingly and evenly presented.

The Dalai Lama's story is revealed from his early family life to his experiences in the world, his education as the 14th incarnation of the Lama, his exile in India, and his current struggles to help Tibet regain its independence from China. Especially helpful is the clear historical overview of the Tibetan crisis after the Chinese invasion. A timeline and glossary also supplement the text. Though the book is written especially for high school students doing reports, it will also be of immense interest to general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313361746
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 875,399
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

PATRICIA CRONIN MARCELLO is a freelance writer. She is the author of biographies of Jerry Garcia, Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana, and Matt Damon.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Introduction

The Birth of Lhamo Dhondup

Search for a Fourteenth Ruler

The Road to Lhasa

Assuming the Life of a Monk

The Chinese Invasion

Dealing with the Motherland

Breakdown and Failure of Relations

Escape to India

A More Permanent Home

Charming the World

An Improved Position in the World

The Dalai Lama's Daily Life

Selection of Works by the Dalai Lama

Timeline of Events in the Dalai Lama's Life

Selected Bibliography

Index

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