Sunday, 26 October 2008

"Tibetans shall be slaves of the conquerors"

At the moment there is a link in "The Buddhist Channel" section entitled "Graveyard of Indian idealism". It's not the most riveting of titles but the article is a fascinating review of a book by the French author Claude Arpi entitled "Tibet. The Lost Frontier". The book deals with the regional politics that lay behind the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 and which had been playing out for centuries before. The quote in the title of this post is by the 13th. Dalai Lama and was his prediction following the stubborn obstruction of his modernising reforms by the big orthodox monasteries.

(sorry for the commercial link but that's the best UK price I could find)

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